Text input

Unlike a text object, a text input object is designed for text to be inputted from the screen itself, instead of you filling in text on the back end just for display. Think of any online form you’ve ever filled out – anywhere you’re typing in information is probably a text input object.


  • Caption: What is your control called?  Name it here!
  • Hide Caption: If you’re just labeling your control for your own information but don’t want the text to show in the live screen, check this box.
  • Load State: When the screen loads, what happens to the control?  Is it clickable?  Then it’s Regular.  Disabled?  It’s there but you can’t use it (it’s greyed-out).  Or, if you prefer, you could make the control Hidden in the live screen.
  • Default Value: The default value in the text input box (what is in there when the screen loads).
  • Input Lines: How tall the input box should be, expressed in lines.
  • Placeholder: This is sample text (e.g. “your name here”).
  • Keyboard Type: This specifies what the text box expects and formats input accordingly. Types include text, password, email, URL, number, telephone, and search.
  • Width: How wide should your control be in relation to the screen?  Auto means it’ll be the width of the text or icon, Fixed lets you assign a width in pixels, and Full will make it the full width of the section or cell it has been dragged into.


  • Background color: Set the background color of this control from the preset Method palette.
  • Text size/color: Change the color and size of your text.
  • Caption color/size/text alignment: Choose the color, size, and alignment of the text in your caption.
  • Border size/color/style: Change the size, color and style of your border.


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