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How to Add a Text Box Control to a Form in the Authoring Tool

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

A Text Box control is used in the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool for text display and editing. You can modify the properties of the control to customize characteristics such as the location, the size, the wrapping behavior, and the text of the Text Box control.

Use the following procedure to add a Text Box control to a form.

To add a Text Box control to a form

  1. Ensure that the Form Customization Toolbox pane is open and that the form that you want to customize is open in the authoring pane.

  2. Drag the Text Box icon from the Form Customization Toolbox window to the form. Click the Text Box control on the form.

  3. Set a text string by doing either of the following:

    • In the Details pane, select the Binding Path property. Click the ellipsis () icon, and then in the Binding Path dialog box, select the class property that you want the Text Box control to bind to.

    • Select the Text property. Select the default Text Box string value and replace it. Note that the new string value that you entered now appears on the form.

  4. Select the Accepts the ENTER key property, and set its value to True. In the deployed form, this value lets users enter multiple lines of text.

  5. Click any other property, such as Horizontal Scroll Bar Visibility and Maximum Lines, in the Details pane to customize other properties of the Text Box control.

  6. Click File, and then click Save All to save the custom form to a management pack.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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