Text box controls are typically used to accept input from the user. A text box control can accept one or more lines of text depending upon the settings of the TextMode attribute.
Label controls provide an easy way to display text which can be changed from one execution of a page to the next. If you want to display text that does not change, you use the literal text.
Basic syntax of text control:
<asp:TextBox ID="txtstate" runat="server" ></asp:TextBox>
Common Properties of the Text Box and Labels:
|TextMode||Specifies the type of text box. SingleLine creates a standard text box, MultiLIne creates a text box that accepts more than one line of text and the Password causes the characters that are entered to be masked. The default is SingleLine.|
|Text||The text content of the text box.|
|MaxLength||The maximum number of characters that can be entered into the text box.|
|Wrap||It determines whether or not text wraps automatically for multi-line text box; default is true.|
|ReadOnly||Determines whether the user can change the text in the box; default is false, i.e., the user can change the text.|
|Columns||The width of the text box in characters. The actual width is determined based on the font that is used for the text entry.|
|Rows||The height of a multi-line text box in lines. The default value is 0, means a single line text box.|
The mostly used attribute for a label control is 'Text', which implies the text displayed on the label.