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I am using a text box for email body. I have set the Textmode = MultiLine which allows me to enter multiple lines. Once I do this it automatically shows a scroll bar. Is there a way to have multiline without scroll bar or use another control?

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How then does the user scroll to lines that are not visible without a scroll bar?

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I have limited the textbox to 10 lines

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Setting a multiline textbox line height does not limit what a user can enter. This forum's quick reply textbox is 7 lines high but you can enter a post of practically unlimited length (limited only by the database).

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As Peter has said, the number of lines is insignificant because once the user gets to about the 9th line in your textbox, the scrollbars will become enabled. If you are seriously trying to avoid this, set the MaxLength attribute of your textbox so that the user can never go beyond X point where the scrollbar becomes enabled.

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This is a good idea, however it does not work natively. The TEXTAREA HTML element does not support max length. See this link for more:

http://www.google.com/search?q=maxlength+textarea

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