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{{ Moved To Community | KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/TextEdit }}
 
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== Purpose ==
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The ''text edit'' control displays multiple lines of text to the user and allow the user to enter unconstrained text. In contrast to a line edit that is used to enter only one line of text the text edit is the right control for more than one line.
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== Examples ==
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== Guidelines ==
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=== Is this the right control ===
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* Use text edits for input of unconstrained text with more than one line.
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* Do not use a text edit for input of a few words. Use a [[Projects/Usability/HIG/LineEdit|line edit]] to enter single lines of text.
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=== Behavior ===
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* Do not make users scroll unnecessarily; size text boxes to eliminate the need for scrolling.
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* Do not put horizontal scroll bars on multi-line text boxes.
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=== Appearance ===
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* When disabling the text edit, also disable any associated labels and buttons.
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* Label every text edit with a descriptive caption to the top left (cf. [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Alignment| alignment]]).
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* Create a buddy relation so access keys are assigned.
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[[Category:Usability]][[Category:Behavior]][[Category:Editing_and_Manipulation]][[Category:Unconstrained_input]]
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Latest revision as of 12:09, 4 August 2016

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