Set Text of Text Field

Set Text of Text Field

The Set Text of Text Field action replaces the content of a form’s text field with the content you specify.

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To create a named text field:

  1. Select Insert > Form Objects > Text Field.

    If Dreamweaver prompts you to add a form tag, click Yes. For more information, see Creating Forms.

  2. In the Property inspector, type a name for the text field. Make sure the name is unique on the page (don’t use the same name for multiple elements on the same page, even if they’re in different forms).

To use the Set Text of Text Field action:

  1. Select a text field and open the Behaviors panel.
  2. Click the Plus (+) button and select Set Text > Set Text of Text Field from the Actions pop-up menu.
  3. In the Set Text of Text Field dialog box, select the target text field from the Text Field pop-up menu.
  4. Enter text in the New Text text box, then click OK.
  5. Check that the default event is the one you want. If it isn’t, select another event from the pop-up menu.

    If you don’t see the events you want, change the target browser in the Show Events For pop-up menu.

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