apex:inputText

An HTML input element of type text. Use this component to get user input for a controller method that does not correspond to a field on a Salesforce object.

This component doesn't use Salesforce styling. Also, since it doesn't correspond to a field, or any other data on an object, custom code is required to use the value the user enters.

This component supports HTML pass-through attributes using the "html-" prefix. Pass-through attributes are attached to the generated <input> tag.

Example

<apex:inputText value="{!inputValue}" id="theTextInput"/>

The example above renders the following HTML:

<input id="theTextInput" type="text" name="theTextInput" />

Attributes

Attribute Name Attribute Type Description Required? API Version Access
accesskey String The keyboard access key that puts the field in focus. When the text box is in focus, a user can select or deselect the field value. 10.0 global
alt String An alternate text description of the field. 10.0 global
dir String The direction in which the generated HTML component should be read. Possible values include "RTL" (right to left) or "LTR" (left to right). 10.0 global
disabled Boolean A Boolean value that specifies whether this text box should be displayed in a disabled state. If set to true, the text box appears disabled. If not specified, this value defaults to false. 10.0 global
id String An identifier that allows the field component to be referenced by other components in the page. 10.0 global
label String A text value that allows to display a label next to the control and reference the control in the error message 23.0
lang String The base language for the generated HTML output, for example, "en" or "en-US". For more information on this attribute, see the W3C specifications. 10.0 global
list Object A list of auto-complete values to be added to an HTML <datalist> block associated with the input field.

The list attribute is specified as either a comma-delimited static string or a Visualforce expression. An expression can resolve to either a comma-delimited string, or a list of objects. List elements can be any data type, as long as that type can be coerced to a string, either as an Apex language feature or via a toString() method.

29.0
maxlength Integer The maximum number of characters that a user can enter for this field, expressed as an integer. 10.0 global
onblur String The JavaScript invoked if the onblur event occurs--that is, if the focus moves off of the field. 10.0 global
onchange String The JavaScript invoked if the onchange event occurs--that is, if the user changes the content of the field. 10.0 global
onclick String The JavaScript invoked if the onclick event occurs--that is, if the user clicks the field. 10.0 global
ondblclick String The JavaScript invoked if the ondblclick event occurs--that is, if the user clicks the field twice. 10.0 global
onfocus String The JavaScript invoked if the onfocus event occurs--that is, if the focus is on the field. 10.0 global
onkeydown String The JavaScript invoked if the onkeydown event occurs--that is, if the user presses a keyboard key. 10.0 global
onkeypress String The JavaScript invoked if the onkeypress event occurs--that is, if the user presses or holds down a keyboard key. 10.0 global
onkeyup String The JavaScript invoked if the onkeyup event occurs--that is, if the user releases a keyboard key. 10.0 global
onmousedown String The JavaScript invoked if the onmousedown event occurs--that is, if the user clicks a mouse button. 10.0 global
onmousemove String The JavaScript invoked if the onmousemove event occurs--that is, if the user moves the mouse pointer. 10.0 global
onmouseout String The JavaScript invoked if the onmouseout event occurs--that is, if the user moves the mouse pointer away from the field. 10.0 global
onmouseover String The JavaScript invoked if the onmouseover event occurs--that is, if the user moves the mouse pointer over the field. 10.0 global
onmouseup String The JavaScript invoked if the onmouseup event occurs--that is, if the user releases the mouse button. 10.0 global
rendered Boolean A Boolean value that specifies whether the component is rendered on the page. If not specified, this value defaults to true. 10.0 global
required Boolean A Boolean value that specifies whether this field is a required field. If set to true, the user must specify a value for this field. If not selected, this value defaults to false. 10.0 global
size Integer The width of the input field, as expressed by the number of characters that can display at a time. 10.0 global
style String The style used to display the inputText component, used primarily for adding inline CSS styles. 10.0 global
styleClass String The style class used to display the inputText component, used primarily to designate which CSS styles are applied when using an external CSS stylesheet. 10.0 global
tabindex String The order in which this field is selected compared to other page components when a user presses the Tab key repeatedly. This value must be an integer between 0 and 32767, with component 0 being the first component that is selected when a user presses the Tab key. 10.0 global
title String The text to display as a tooltip when the user's mouse pointer hovers over this component. 10.0 global
value Object A merge field that references the controller class variable that is associated with this field. For example, if the name of the associated variable in the controller class is myTextField, use value="{!myTextField}" to reference the variable. 10.0 global
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