Text Display - A text display element

This display element is used to display a text on the screen (compare with Number Display, Percent Display and Date Display).

Note that this display element should be used only when the user is not expected to change the displayed text interactively ("read only" mode). To allow the user to edit a text, use Text Input Field or Text Area.

Note further the distinction between this element and Label. While Text Display defines a text field whose value is variable, Label is used for fields with constant values.

If the element should be a link to another location, use Hyperlink.


<Value> (non-repetitive text element): The displayed text string. Access it (to set it for display or to retrieve the text that has been displayed) through a reference to the parent Text Display element or to a higher level display element containing it.

Internal Modeling

As with any display element, you may add an action sub-model named <On Click> to model what should be done if the user selects the displayed text, but this is seldom needed.