Text Box size

Posted on 2006-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
In an HTML form when using input type="text", I want the size to be very small.

When I put size="1", it still allows 4 or 5 characters to be typed into the box.

Is there any way to make it smaller in width than size="1"?

I relaize that maxlength can limit the number of characters typed in. It's more the width on the form that is sometimes an issue.
Question by:Richard Korts
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Expert Comment

ID: 17943179
You're better off in this situation controlling the physical size of the box through your stylesheet.  A simple rule like:

input.whatever {
    width: 1em;

... (adjusting the width to something you like) is all you'd need.

Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 17943231
To VoteyDisciple,

Can you be more specific? I don't understand what you mean. I need to see both the stylesheet code AND the <input type....> code.

Please gove me a specific example.


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Expert Comment

ID: 17943269
<input type="text" name="whatever_name" class="whatever" />

input.whatever {
    width: 1em;
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Accepted Solution

gcmachel earned 500 total points
ID: 17944275
You can use inline stylesheet like this,

<input type="text" name="whatever_name" class="whatever"  style="width: 1em;" />

Regards - G.

Expert Comment

ID: 17946066
Use maxlength if you want to limit numbers of characters.

<input type="text" size="1" maxlength = "1" style="width: 1em;" />

Expert Comment

ID: 17986314

<input type="text" name="txtTest" style="width: 1em;" />

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