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The HTML control allows you to add absolutely any HTML code to your forms. Can be used for variety of reasons, including loading of JavaScript files, creating hidden fields, etc.

This page contains a detailed description of the control properties and JavaScript samples which you can use with this control.

HTML control

Properties

Here you can find properties specifically related to the HTML control.

Name

A unique identifier for the control.

Name property

JavaScript

The Name property allows to work with the control via JavaScript code, like this:

fd.rendered(function(){
    //can access the control using its Name:
    fd.control('HTML1').html = '<h1>Title</h1><p>Paragraph</p>';
 });

Width

The property defines the width of the control in pixels.

If left blank, the control takes up the entire available width in the current grid cell.

Width property

Content

Opens an editor where you can input all the HTML content:

Open Content property

Input the HTML code of the editor and it will appear on the form:

Content editor

JavaScript

In this section, you can find basic examples of how to work with the control using JavaScript.

If you are not familiar with the JavaScript framework, get started with the JavaScript basics.

Note

The control is only accessible once the form is rendered, so all calls to the control must be inside fd.rendered event:

fd.rendered(function(){
    //hide the control
    $(fd.control('Control1').$el).hide();
    //show the control
    $(fd.control('Control1').$el).show();
});

Get or set content

Get or set the HTML content with the following property:

//return a string with HTML content
fd.field('Control1').html;

//set the content as a string with HTML formatting
fd.control('Control1').html = '<h1>New content for the HTML control</h1>';

Get HTML element

Access HTML element inside the control in order to modify it, hide it, or do something else.

//access control's HTML
var htmlControl = fd.control('Control1').$el;