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TextBox.TextChanged Event


Occurs when the content of the text box changes between posts to the server.

 event EventHandler ^ TextChanged;
 virtual event EventHandler ^ TextChanged;
public event EventHandler TextChanged;
member this.TextChanged : EventHandler 
Public Custom Event TextChanged As EventHandler 

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The following example shows how you can use this event to respond to changes in the TextBox control. The code displays the contents of the Text property of a TextBox control (called TextBox1) in a label (called Label1) when the Text property is changed. User input in a Web Forms page can include potentially malicious client script. By default, the Web Forms page validates that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see How to: Protect Against Script Exploits in a Web Application by Applying HTML Encoding to Strings.

Protected Sub TextBox1_TextChanged(ByVal sender As Object, _
        ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles TextBox1.TextChanged
   Label1.Text = Server.HtmlEncode(TextBox1.Text)
End Sub
protected void TextBox1_TextChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
   Label1.Text = Server.HtmlEncode(TextBox1.Text);


The TextChanged event is raised when the content of the text box changes between posts to the server. The event is only raised if the text is changed by the user; the event is not raised if the text is changed programmatically.


A TextBox control must persist some values between posts to the server for this event to work correctly. Be sure that view state is enabled for this control.

For more information about how to handle events, see Handling and Raising Events.

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