Textbox

    Alias: Umbraco.Textbox

    Returns: String

    Textbox is an HTML input control for text. It can be configured to have a fixed character limit. The default maximum amount of characters is 500 unless it's specifically changed to a lower amount.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Textbox Data Type Definition

    Content Example

    Without a character limit

    Textbox Content Example

    With a character limit

    Textbox Content Example Without a Character Limit

    MVC View Example

    Without Modelsbuilder

    @{
        // Perform an null-check on the field with alias 'pageTitle'
        if (Model.HasValue("pageTitle")){
            // Print the value of the field with alias 'pageTitle'
            <p>@(Model.Value("pageTitle"))</p>
        }
    }
    

    With Modelsbuilder

    @{
        // Perform an null-check on the field with alias 'pageTitle'
        if (Model.PageTitle.HasValue())
        {
            // Print the value of the field with alias 'pageTitle'
            <p>@Model.PageTitle</p>
        }
    }
    

    Add values programmatically

    See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. 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 the page you want to update
        var guid = new Guid("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
    
        // Get the page using the GUID you've defined
        var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
    	
    	// Set the value of the property with alias 'pageTitle'
        content.SetValue("pageTitle", "Umbraco Demo");
    	
    	// Save the change
        contentService.Save(content);	
    }
    

    Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:

    @{
        // Get the page using it's id
        var content = contentService.GetById(1234); 
    }
    

    If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:

    @{
    
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'pageTitle'
        content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(x => x.PageTitle).Alias, "Umbraco Demo");
    }