HTML Editor Object

Customizing the HTML Editor object in Method

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An HTML editor object inserts a standard text editor into your screen. For more information on HTML editors, take a look at our documentation on the topic.

HTML Editor Properties

When you select the HTML Editor object, you can configure its


  • Caption: The name for your object. Used for display on screen and to uniquely identify the object within actions.

  • Hide Caption: If you’re just labeling your control for your own information but don’t want the text to show in the live screen, check this box.

  • Load State: The initial state when the screen loads.

  • Default Value: This is the text that initially appears inside the input box.

  • Height: The initial height of the input box. Specified only in pixels (px).

  • Width: How wide should your control be in relation to its container. For more information, check out Styling Basics.


Although available to set, there isn't really a common use case to implement this for an HTML Editor object. Keep it at None.


For more information on rule validation, see our article Field Validation.


  • Background color: Set the background color of this control from the preset Method palette.

  • Caption theme color/size/text alignment/font weight: Choose the color, size, alignment of the text, and weight of your caption.

  • Border size/color/style: Change the size, color and style of your border.


  • Change: Event triggers when text changes in the object.

  • Focus: Event triggers when object gains focus (e.g. user clicks in input box).

  • Lose Focus: Event triggers when object loses focus (eg. user tabs to another control).

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