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Text Area Fields
Text Area fields are much like the Text
fields described in the previous section. The feature of the
text area fields is that it can accept multiple lines of entry.
The field has automatic word wrap and scrolling built-in. Text
Area fields have no maximum amount that can be entered into the
field. An example of a text field might look like:
There are a few different types of Text Area
: This type attempts to vary the size of
the text area depending on the amount of data. If the amount
of data being shown is large, the area will be larger. The
reverse is true for a small amount of data.
: This type of text area comes with a
counter. It will provide the user with a real-time counter of
the number of character they have entered into the text area.
: This text area integrates a Spell
Checker with the text area. For now, it is only configured
for the English language. An icon will be next to the text
area. The user can click that to spell check what is
entered. Figure 10.36 shows the spell checker results.
: The type combines the
Spell Checker and the text counter.
: This text area provides the user
will some basic editing controls for the text. The user can
do formatting such as bold, italics, underline, fonts, size,
colors and so forth. The controls are simple but do help the
user provide some formatting to the data. The formatting will
converted to the HTML equivalent tags: Bold will convert to
<strong>, italics to <em> and underline to <u>. This must be
taken into consideration because these new tags will take up
The attributes for the Text Area are all the
same as a Text Field but the height will now have to be
configured. This will create the text area for the number of
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Oracle Application Express
Web Pages with OAE
Michael Cunningham & Kent Crotty
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