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Text box prompt

Answered Victor Conesa 8 years ago


How do you insert a text box prompt in the actual text box.

For example if you are creating a sign in page how would you create a text box with the words username in the box, but as soon as you clicked into the box this would disappear for you to type in your actual username?

Hope I'm making sense

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Hi Ryan,

First get an input text field widget and then write the desired text within the widget.

Then, create an 'on focus in' event with the condition that states when the text field = 'username'. Then have the outcome set the value of the text field to blank.

Let me know if you have any further questions or would like some clarification on this.




Sorry for the thread necromancy, but I'm trying to do the same thing as above, and I've been able to add a labelled "Name" text box where the text disappears upon clicking on it. However, I cant seem to work out how do I get the text to refill should the user not type anything.

i.e: if textvalue = 'blank' then replace with "Name"


"On focus out" set value "Name" in input

So if the user click elsewere, your input would have the value "Name"


The problem with that is, if the user filled in their name.. say "Pierre" it would overwrite it to "Name" from what i've tried. If i'm doing this wrong please let me know


Hi Daniel,

Sorry, I forgot to consider the condition "should the user not type anything"

You need to add the condition

if Input = ''

to your interaction.

Attached image are the 2 interactions your input should have.


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