DocumentBuilder.InsertTextInput method

Inserts a text form field at the current position.

public FormField InsertTextInput(string name, TextFormFieldType type, string format, 
    string fieldValue, int maxLength)
Parameter Type Description
name String The name of the form field. Can be an empty string.
type TextFormFieldType Specifies the type of the text form field.
format String Format string used to format the value of the form field.
fieldValue String Text that will be shown in the field.
maxLength Int32 Maximum length the user can enter into the form field. Set to zero for unlimited length.

Return Value

The form field node that was just inserted.


If you specify a name for the form field, then a bookmark is automatically created with the same name.


Shows how to insert a text input form field into a document.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert a form that prompts the user to enter text.
builder.InsertTextInput("TextInput", TextFormFieldType.Regular, "", "Enter your text here", 0);

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.InsertTextInput.docx");

Shows how to insert a text input form field.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

builder.Write("Please enter text here: ");

// Insert a text input field, which will allow the user to click it and enter text.
// Assign some placeholder text that the user may overwrite and pass
// a maximum text length of 0 to apply no limit on the form field's contents.
builder.InsertTextInput("TextInput1", TextFormFieldType.Regular, "", "Placeholder text", 0);

// The form field will appear in the form of an "input" html tag, with a type of "text".
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "FormFields.TextInput.html");

Shows how to create form fields.

DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder();

// Form fields are objects in the document that the user can interact with by being prompted to enter values.
// We can create them using a document builder, and below are two ways of doing so.
// 1 -  Basic text input:
builder.InsertTextInput("My text input", TextFormFieldType.Regular, 
    "", "Enter your name here", 30);

// 2 -  Combo box with prompt text, and a range of possible values:
string[] items =
    "-- Select your favorite footwear --", "Sneakers", "Oxfords", "Flip-flops", "Other"

builder.InsertComboBox("My combo box", items, 0);

builder.Document.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentBuilder.CreateForm.docx");

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