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Text Input Controls

Text input controls are HTML form elements that allow users to input text into a form. These types of input controls are commonly used in web forms that require users to provide short, one-line responses, such as names, email addresses, or phone numbers.

The most commonly used HTML element for text input is the <input> element, which can be customized with the type attribute to create different types of text input controls. Here are some examples of the different types of text input controls:

  1. Single-line text input control:
<label for="name">Name:</label>
<input type="text" id="name" name="name">

In this example, the type attribute is set to “text” to create a single-line text input control for the user’s name. The id attribute is used to identify the input field, while the name attribute is used to specify the name of the input field, which is used to identify the input data when the form is submitted.

  1. Password input control:
<label for="password">Password:</label>
<input type="password" id="password" name="password">

In this example, the type attribute is set to “password” to create a text input control for the user’s password. The input is masked by default, so the characters typed in are not visible on the screen.

  1. Email input control:
<label for="email">Email:</label>
<input type="email" id="email" name="email">

In this example, the type attribute is set to “email” to create a text input control for the user’s email address. This input control includes validation to ensure that the user enters a valid email address.

  1. Phone number input control:
<label for="phone">Phone:</label>
<input type="tel" id="phone" name="phone">

In this example, the type attribute is set to “tel” to create a text input control for the user’s phone number. This input control includes validation to ensure that the user enters a valid phone number.

The <input> element can be further customized with attributes such as placeholder, required, maxlength, and pattern to provide a more user-friendly and effective form input experience. Here’s an example:

<label for="username">Username:</label>
<input type="text" id="username" name="username" placeholder="Enter your username" required maxlength="20" pattern="[a-zA-Z0-9]+">

In this example, the placeholder attribute is used to display a prompt to the user inside the input control. The required attribute is used to require the user to enter a value before submitting the form. The maxlength attribute is used to limit the number of characters that can be entered into the input field. The pattern attribute is used to enforce a specific pattern for the input, such as only allowing letters and numbers.

In summary, text input controls are used in web forms to allow users to input text into a form. The <input> element is the most commonly used HTML element for text input and can be customized with the type attribute to create different types of text input controls. Attributes such as placeholder, required, maxlength, and pattern can be used to provide a more user-friendly and effective form input experience.