WRAP Attribute | wrap Property

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Sets or retrieves how to handle wordwrapping in the object.


Scriptingobject.wrap [ = sWrap ]

Possible Values

sWrapString that specifies or receives one of the following values.
softDefault. Text is displayed with wordwrapping and submitted without carriage returns and line feeds.
hardText is displayed with wordwrapping and submitted with soft returns and line feeds.
offWordwrapping is disabled. The lines appear exactly as the user types them.

The property is read/write. The property has a default value of soft.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


To detect the difference between soft and hard you must submit the content within the textArea to an HTTP server.


This example dynamically sets the wrap property of a textArea to the value selected by the user.

function ChangeWrap(oSelect, oTA)
cValue = oSelect.options(oSelect.selectedIndex).value;
oTA.wrap = cValue;
<SELECT ID=cboWrap onchange="ChangeWrap(this, txt1)">
<OPTION VALUE=soft>soft
<OPTION VALUE=hard>hard
<TEXTAREA ID=txt1 STYLE="height:200;width:200"></TEXTAREA>
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Standards Information

There is no public standard that applies to this property.

Applies To