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  • The different types of edit controls
  • Text edit control
  • Multiline Text edit control
  • RTF 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 display or type a character string (name, address, ...).
Remarks:
  • Versions 21 and later
    AndroidiPhone/iPad The Text edit controls can display a Delete button (a cross). This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. This button can be displayed in the input area:
    • when an input is performed in the control.
      • when the control loses focus.
        iPhone/iPad Remark: In iOS 7 only, the cross appears while an input is performed in the control.
      • always (no matter whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
    New in version 21
    AndroidiPhone/iPad The Text edit controls can display a Delete button (a cross). This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. This button can be displayed in the input area:
    • when an input is performed in the control.
      • when the control loses focus.
        iPhone/iPad Remark: In iOS 7 only, the cross appears while an input is performed in the control.
      • always (no matter whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
    AndroidiPhone/iPad The Text edit controls can display a Delete button (a cross). This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. This button can be displayed in the input area:
    • when an input is performed in the control.
      • when the control loses focus.
        iPhone/iPad Remark: In iOS 7 only, the cross appears while an input is performed in the control.
      • always (no matter whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad You have the ability to enter 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.
  • AndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile 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 display or type several lines lines separated by a "Carriage Return".
Remarks:
  • Windows Mobile If the lines are separated by a "Carriage Return", you have the ability to display a vertical or horizontal scrollbar.
  • AndroidiPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile When a text edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline edit control.
Windows Mobile

RTF Text edit control

This type of edit control is used to type and display information in RTF format. See Handling an edit control in RTF format for more details.

Password edit control

With this type of control, when typing information in the control, all characters will be replaced by stars 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 display or enter a numeric value (weight, ...). The "+++" characters are displayed if the control is not large enough to display the entire number.
  • The Currency edit control is used to display or enter currency values.
  • The Currency + Euro edit control is used to manage prices for example.
    AndroidUniversal Windows 10 App This type of edit control is not available.

Date edit control

This type of edit control is used to display or type dates.
Windows Mobile The user will be able to press the "+" and "-" keys on the numeric keyboard to modify the date.

If the control is not found in a popup, you have the ability to display a calendar button allowing the user to type the date ("Display a calendar button" option). In this case, you have the ability to define the calendar characteristics.
Versions 17 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a date to be selected via the roll, the type of input mask must be:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad "Date roll",
  • iPhone/iPad "Date and Time roll".
New in version 17
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a date to be selected via the roll, the type of input mask must be:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad "Date roll",
  • iPhone/iPad "Date and Time roll".
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a date to be selected via the roll, the type of input mask must be:
  • AndroidiPhone/iPad "Date roll",
  • iPhone/iPad "Date and Time roll".

Time edit control

This type of control is used to type or display times.
Versions 17 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a time to be selected via the time picker, you must use the "TimePicker" input mask.
New in version 17
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a time to be selected via the time picker, you must use the "TimePicker" input mask.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a time to be selected via the time picker, you must use the "TimePicker" input mask.

Duration edit control

This type of control is used to type or display durations.
Versions 17 and later
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a duration to be selected via the duration picker, you must use the "DurationPicker" input mask.
New in version 17
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a duration to be selected via the duration picker, you must use the "DurationPicker" input mask.
AndroidiPhone/iPad To allow a duration to be selected via the duration picker, you must use the "DurationPicker" input mask.
Versions 24 and later

Text token edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in edit controls.
See Managing a Text token edit control for more details.
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile This type of edit control is not available.
New in version 24

Text token edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in edit controls.
See Managing a Text token edit control for more details.
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile This type of edit control is not available.

Text token edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in edit controls.
See Managing a Text token edit control for more details.
Universal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile This type of edit control is not available.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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