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h2. Overview

_TextEntry_ is a component for entering single line text. It has additional styling and functional features. Styling is controlled via the theme style sheet using predefined style classes. Additional attributes add functional features.



h2. Getting Started
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{code:xml|borderStyle=dashed}<ace:textEntry id="firstNameInput" value="#{textEntryBean.firstName}" label="First Name" labelPosition="left" required="true" requiredIndicator="(*)" indicatorPosition="right"/>
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h2. Attributes

{tip:title=TagLib Documentation}This section covers attributes involved in the typical use-cases for this component. For reference, the complete taglib documentation for this component is available [here|http://www.icefaces.org/docs/v3_latest/ace/tld/ace/TextEntry.html].{tip}{panel}
*value* is the input text.
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*label* and *labelPosition* specify the label text and its position relative to the input field. Positions can be "left/right/top/bottom/inField/none". Default is "none".
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*required* indicates whether the user is required to provide a non-empty submitted value for this component. Default = "false".
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Depending on whether input is required, an *optionalIndicator* or *requiredIndicator* can be supplied. The position of the indicator is specified by *indicatorPosition*. Positions can be "left/right/top/bottom/labelLeft/labelRight/none". Default is "labelRight" if labelPosition is "inField", "right" otherwise.
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h2. Event Listeners

| valueChangeListener | Listener method that will be notified when a new value has been set for this input component. |

h2. Client Behavior Events

| blur | Fired when the text input field loses focus (default event). |

h2. JavaScript API

The client side text entry object is exposed through the global variable named by the *widgetVar* attribute, but currently there is no API useful to the user.

h2. Keyboard Support

h2. Known Issues

h2. Additional Resources