Adding custom fields/Textarea Field
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Articles in this Series
- Parameters for all Custom Fields
- Calendar Field
- Checkboxes Field
- Color Field
- Editor Field
- Integer Field
- List Field
- List of Images Field
- Media Field
- Radio Field
- Repeatable Field
- Sql Field
- Text Field
- Textarea Field
- Url Field
- User Field
- Usergroup Field
- How can you group custom fields
- What components are supporting custom fields
- Implementation into your component
- Use custom fields in your overrides
Provides a text area for entry of multi-line text.
Special options within this field are:
The height of the visible text area in lines. If omitted the height is determined by the browser. The value does not limit the number of lines that may be entered. The rows are active in the backend while creating an article or a contact or a third party component that supports custom fields. This option has no impact on the size of the field in the frontend.
The width of the visible text area in characters. If omitted the width is determined by the browser. The value does not limit the number of characters that may be entered. The cols are active in the backend while creating an article or a contact or a third party component that supports custom fields. This option has no impact on the size of the field in the frontend.
- Maximum Length
The maximum number of characters that can be entered.
Allow the system to save certain html tags or raw data.
Creating the field
Let's say you create a field with the options shown in the next figure.
Using the field in the backend
In the backend while creating an article or a contact you see the field like in the following imageː
Using the field in the frontend
In the frontend, you can see the field as you see in the following image. The option Automatic display is responsible for the position of the field and your template is responsible for the design of the field.
Fields are only displayed in the frontend if you have filled them with data in the article. If it is not a required field, can you forget it?