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  • The different types of Edit controls
  • Text Edit control
  • Multiline Text Edit control
  • Password Edit control
  • Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro Edit control
  • Date Edit control
  • Time Edit control
  • Duration Edit control
  • Text token Edit control
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The different types of Edit controls

Text Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter character strings (name, address, etc.).
Remarks:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad Text Edit controls can display a Delete ("X") button. This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. The button can be displayed in the input area:
    • only when the user enters data in the control.
      • only when the control loses focus.
        iPhone/iPad Remark: In iOS 7 only, the "X" sill appears when the user enters data in the control.
      • always (whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad You can insert emojis in the Edit control. If the information typed must be saved in a database, the linked item must be in Unicode format (Unicode string or text memo) to store the Emojis.
  • Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPad When a Text Edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline Edit control.

Multiline Text Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter multiple lines separated by a "Carriage Return".
Remarks:
  • Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPad When a Text Edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline Edit control.

Password Edit control

In this type of control, all characters entered are replaced with asterisks on the screen.

Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro Edit control

These different types of controls allow you to handle numerical values:
  • The Numeric Edit control is used to show or enter numeric values (weight, etc.). The "+++" characters are displayed if the control is not large enough to display the entire number.
  • The Currency Edit control is used to show or enter currency values.
  • The Currency + Euro Edit control is used to handle prices, for example.
    Universal Windows 10 AppAndroid This type of Edit control is not available.

Date Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter dates.

If the control is not in a popup, you can display a calendar button to allow the user to enter the date ("Display a calendar button" option). In this case, you can define the characteristics of the calendar.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To use a date picker, the input mask must be of type:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad "Date picker",
  • iPhone/iPad "Date and Time picker".

Time Edit control

This type of control is used to show or enter times.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To enable the time picker, use the "Time picker" input mask.

Duration Edit control

This type of control is used to show or enter durations.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To enable the duration picker, use the "Duration picker" input mask.

Text token Edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in Edit controls.
For more details, see Managing a Text token Edit control.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of Edit control is not available.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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Comments
Emojis will crash mobile iOs App
Everytime, when using emojis at iOs app, will crash at leaving the edt control, ANOTHER error
Aldo Vargas
21 Dec. 2020