Textarea Fields

If you need to collect multi-line text data using a textarea then you can use the [DataType] attribute in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations to annotate that a string model property is in fact multi-line text, e.g.:

public string TextareaField { get; set; }

Default HTML

When using the Default Field Generator then the default HTML of the Field Element will be:

<textarea %validationAttrs% %htmlAttributes% id="%propertyName%" name="%propertyName%">%value%</textarea>


Specify rows and columns

You can easily specify the required rows and cols HTML attributes by using the Rows and Cols methods on the Field Configuration, e.g.:

@s.FieldFor(m => m.TextareaField).Rows(5).Cols(60)