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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.
 
 
 
== Examples ==
 
 
 
== Guidelines ==
 
=== Is this the right control ===
 
* Use text edits for input of unconstrained text with more than one line.
 
* Do not use a text edit for input of a few words. Use a [[KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/LineEdit|line edit]] to enter single lines of text.
 
=== Behavior ===
 
* Do not make users scroll unnecessarily; size text boxes to eliminate the need for scrolling.
 
* Do not put horizontal scroll bars on multi-line text boxes.
 
=== Appearance ===
 
* When disabling the text edit, also disable any associated labels and buttons.
 
* Label every text edit with a descriptive caption to the top left (cf. [[KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/Alignment| alignment]]).
 
* Create a buddy relation so access keys are assigned.
 
 
 
[[Category:Usability]][[Category:Behaviour]][[Category:Editing_and_Manipulation]][[Category:Unconstrained_input]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:41, 5 February 2019


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