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Issue with textarea read-only option's icon



On setting a textarea control as read-only, the data appears as plain text without a expand or collapse icon. On setting the same textarea control as editable, the icon can be configured using "When" condition in Disable option.

This occurs after upgrading to Pega 7.1.6 and was working fine in PRPC 6.x- where the expand or collapse icon was configurable even when textarea was set as read-only. 

There are border issues observed, on changing the textarea control from read-only to editable. 

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1.  Create a section and include a textarea control. 
  2.  Make the textarea control as read-only and enter a long data. 
  3.  Save and run the flow. 

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is the design of the textarea in PRPC 7.x, which has changed the UI appearance of the control.


The issue is resolved using the following local-change :

1. Create a section. 
2. In this, include another section, which should include:
Inline style class:TextAreaReadOnlyLayout;
Custom CSS Class TextAreaReadOnlyLayout

3. Add the below code in UserWorkForm 


.TextAreaReadOnlyLayout span.TextAreaContainer span.textAreaInputCollapsed,
.TextAreaReadOnlyLayout span.TextAreaContainer span.textAreaInputCollapsed {
border: 0px !important;

Published August 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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