ASP Data Collection Forms- Form Attributes (cont.)
Author's Site: Webade
Reference ID: 15623
Back to Completing our Data Collection Form
Repeat the method we learnt on the previous page to add a further
three text fields to your form, using a new table row for each text
Your form should then look like the image below.
Add the "Name" for each new form field into
the TextField box in the PI.
Experiment with the field sizes, adjust the lengths and maximum
characters they can hold to suit the data that will be entered in
After completing the above your new form fields should have the matching
names and titles shown in the table to the right.
Now we can complete the first section of our form by inviting the
user to comment on our web site.
Still working on our form.asp page we will add another text field,
but this time we will make it a multiline text field or a text area.
Insert the text field as you have with the previous fields and this
time we will set the PI as below.
We have given our textarea a name of comment
Selected the Multi line radio button
which has provided the text area with scroll bars.
Set a character width of 30.
You will notice the maximum character box has now changed and is
called "Num Lines", we have
entered a value of 12 in this box which
will force the textarea open to a value the equivalent of 12 of
your characters high.
Finally in the Wrap box we have selected
virtual, this will force any text that
is entered to wrap at the boundaries of the text area.
Finally we can add submit and clear buttons to the base of the
form. Again from the forms panel select the button option as in
the image below, we can accept all the defaults for the first button.
Repeat the process to add a second button, this time we need to
make changes in the PI as this will be our reset or clear button.
Set the PI to reflect the changes as below.
I have accepted the given Button Name: Reset
I have given it a Label: Reset
The Action has been set to: Reset form