ActiveReports 16 .NET Edition
ActiveReports 16 User Guide / Concepts / Section Report Concepts / Section Report Toolbox / InputFieldText
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    The InputFieldText report control in section reports provides support for editable text fields in an exported PDF report where the control's value can be edited. The InputFieldText control inherits most of its properties from the TextBox report control. The InputFieldText and the InputFieldCheckBox controls are used to create AcroForms or PDF forms such that they are interactive when exported to PDF.

    Note:

    • The InputFieldText control is part of the Professional Edition. With the Standard license, the control is not editable in an exported PDF file and is rendered as fixed text.
    • The report's CompatibilityMode property should be set to CrossPlatform for the InputFieldText control to be editable in PDF. This is the default mode for Section reports. In GDI mode, the control is non-editable.
    • In export formats other than PDF, such as RTF, XLS/XLSX, TXT, HTML, and MHT, the InputFieldText control is exported as non-editable plain text independent of the Compatibility mode of the report.

     

    InputFieldText in Edit Mode

    Important Properties

    Property Description
    FieldName Specifies a unique name of the field in the resulted PDF file.
    MaxLength Specifies the maximum length of the entered text in the resulted PDF file. When set to null, the text is not restricted to any specified length.
    MultiLine Gets or sets a value indicating whether to allow text to break to multiple lines within the control in the resulted PDF file.
    Password Displays the user-entered text as a series of asterisks (*).
    ReadOnly Prevents the user from changing the entered text content in the resulted PDF file.
    Required Forces the user to fill in the selected field of the resulted PDF file. If a user attempts to submit the form where the required field is blank, the error message appears and the empty required field is highlighted. 
    SpellCheck Indicates whether to spell check the text during its input or not in the resulted PDF file.