Getting Started with Blazor TextBox Component

4 Sep 20234 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor TextBox component in your Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio.

To get start quickly with Blazor TextBox component, check on this video or GitHub sample.

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create a Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio via Microsoft Templates or the Syncfusion Blazor Extension.

Install Syncfusion Blazor Inputs and Theme NuGet in the App

To add Blazor TextBox component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search and install Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs and Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes. Alternatively, you can utilize the following package manager command to achieve the same.

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs -Version 23.1.36

Install-Package Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes -Version 23.1.36

NOTE

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor and Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Inputs

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the ~/Program.cs file of your Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// Add services to the container.
builder.Services.AddRazorPages();
builder.Services.AddServerSideBlazor();
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();

var app = builder.Build();
....
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.WebAssembly.Hosting;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebAssemblyHostBuilder.CreateDefault(args);
builder.RootComponents.Add<App>("#app");
builder.RootComponents.Add<HeadOutlet>("head::after");

builder.Services.AddScoped(sp => new HttpClient { BaseAddress = new Uri(builder.HostEnvironment.BaseAddress) });

builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....

Add stylesheet and script resources

The theme stylesheet and script can be accessed from NuGet through Static Web Assets. Reference the stylesheet and script in the <head> of the main page as follows:

  • For .NET 6 Blazor Server app, include it in ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 7 Blazor Server app, include it in the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

  • For Blazor WebAssembly app, include it in the ~/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

NOTE

Check out the Blazor Themes topic to discover various methods (Static Web Assets, CDN, and CRG) for referencing themes in your Blazor application. Also, check out the Adding Script Reference topic to learn different approaches for adding script references in your Blazor application.

Add Blazor TextBox component

Add the Syncfusion Blazor TextBox component in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file.

<SfTextBox Placeholder='First Name'></SfTextBox>
  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to launch the application. This will render the Syncfusion Blazor TextBox component in your default web browser.

Blazor TextBox Component

Adding icons to the Blazor TextBox

A TextBox can be created with icon as a group by creating the parent div element with the class e-input-group and add the icon element as span with the class e-input-group-icon.

<div class='e-input-group'>
    <input class='e-input' Placeholder='Date of Birth' type='text'>
    <span class='e-input-group-icon e-input-calendar'></span>
</div>

<style>
.e-input-group-icon:before {
  font-family: e-icons;
}

.e-input-group .e-input-group-icon.e-input-calendar {
  font-size: 16px;
}

.e-input-group-icon.e-input-calendar:before {
  content: "\e75e";
}
</style>

Blazor TextBox with Icon

Floating label

The floating label TextBox floats the label above the TextBox after focusing, or filled with value in the TextBox. The floating label TextBox can be created by using the FloatLabelType API.

<SfTextBox Placeholder='First Name' FloatLabelType='@FloatLabelType.Auto'></SfTextBox>

Blazor TextBox with Floating Label

See Also