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text field

A data structure that holds alphanumeric data, such as name and address. If a text field holds large, or unlimited, amounts of text, it may be called a "memo field." See text file. Contrast with numeric field.
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The Host pane on the home page has selections for Any, Humans, Mice, Non-human Primates, and a text field for specifying other curated host species.
Other locking methods, such as pattern or PIN locks, do not provide a text field. The hack needs text pasted into that field to crash the lockscreen.
A special text field allows the unit to remember the last serial number used and to start with the next in the series when the saved label is used.
For example, we'd like to see a drop-down box listing the employees rather than having to type each employee's name in a simple text field. We'd like to see a calendar control added to the Web pages that pops up a graphical calendar window allowing the user to use the mouse to quickly scroll by month or year, rather than having to type the dates manually.
To illustrate why information extraction provides a good match to the problem, consider the text field that describes why the client has last seen a physician.
A text field for a chief complaint is offered and a response is typed in.
Leave the subject line blank, but put into the text field:
The concepts of command button and text field have been implemented using the grouping procedure.
The speech-to-text feature will allow feature phone users to populate a text field using nothing but their voice.
Others (see text field entitled Additional Information on Eligibility for clarification)
To add a bitmoji as a message, users can copy the character and paste it in the text field.