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    Alias: Umbraco.TextArea

    Returns: String

    Textarea is an HTML textarea control for multiple lines of text. It can be configured to have a fixed character limit, as well as define how big the space for writing can be. By default, there is no character limit unless it's specifically set to a specific value like 200 for instance. If you don't specify the number of rows, 10 will be the amount of rows the textarea will be occupying, unless changed to a custom value.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Without a character limit

    Textarea Data Type Definition

    With a character limit

    Textarea Data Type Definition With Limits


    Content Example

    Without a character and rows limit

    Textarea Content Example

    With a character limit and rows limit

    Textbox Content Example With Limits

    MVC View Example

    Without Modelsbuilder

        if (Model.HasValue("description")){

    With Modelsbuilder

    @if (!Model.HasValue(Model.Description))

    Add value programmatically

    See the example below to learn how a value can be added or changed programmatically to a Textarea property. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.

        // Get access to ContentService
        var contentService = Services.ContentService;
        // Create a variable for the GUID of your page
        var guid = new Guid("796a8d5c-b7bb-46d9-bc57-ab834d0d1248");
        // Get the page using the GUID you've just defined
        var content = contentService.GetById(guid);
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'description'
        content.SetValue("description", "This is some text for the text area!");
        // Save the change