I know I can set "default value" for textbox in D7 webform. Unfortunately, user needs to remove the default value and key in their own information. Actually I want something like placeholder feature. How to do this setting?

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You can do this by using Webform Hints module.

This module allows users to enable automatic placeholders to textfields, textareas, select lists, and email fields within a webform created by the Webform module.


That is built in webform 7x-4.7 D7 already (I'm assuming you mean 'textarea' when you say textbox).

- Specific Wedform 'edit'
- Components tab and 'edit' on the particular component
- Scroll down to "Display" header
- After height and width you should have "Placeholder", which is what it says.

Just add you text there. Behaves as placeholder text should.

  • Sorry is not textarea. It is text field. Normally I call textbox. Lol
    – peifa
    Apr 29, 2015 at 2:04
  • Same instruction apply for text fields. No need to install another module for existing feature.
    – piet
    May 4, 2015 at 10:07
  • Solve!!!!! Form builder dun support this module. Once remove it works. Thanks piet!!!
    – peifa
    May 5, 2015 at 7:07

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