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Sets the value of a Text Area Element.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
WebView 1.4 Yes Yes No No Yes
MBS( "WebView.SetFormTextAreaValue"; WebViewerRef; FormNameOrIndex; FieldNameOrIndex; Value { ; OnlyVisible } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
FormNameOrIndex Either the Name of the Form or the Index starting at 0
FieldNameOrIndex You can either pass the field name of the field indix. 0 is the first item
Value the value you want to set
OnlyVisible Optional
Whether to look for all fields or only the visible ones. Default is false.


Returns "OK" or error message.


Sets the value of a Text Area Element.
Please note that the this method does not work for other field types.
To learn about forms and fields on a website, you can use the Form Utility application included with our plugin.

Some websites use a lot of JavaScript, so you may need to send change event to control via WebView.RunJavaScript so the javascript is notified about the changes.


set field named "InputText" for form named "form1" in webview named "web" to "Hello World":

MBS("WebView.SetFormTextAreaValue"; "web"; "form1"; "InputText"; "Hello World")

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 3th September 2017

WebView.SetFormSelectValue   -   WebView.SetFormValue

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