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Text input field with actions based on value

For prototyping and user testing, a text input field control would be very helpful. Bonus if you could apply actions to enter / submit based on different strings.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I keeping going back to Axure for this exact reason. If XD had this feature for a truly interactive prototype, it would be a game-changer

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely need this and radio buttons etc . To begin to get a real feel for the interaction.

      • doug commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YESSSSS. Just copy the older version of Craft for sketch that did this

      • Bogdan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also need something like these. These is the difference between a pro tool and and a beta. I now use Axure, but if these feature will come to XD, I will immediately move my prototyping tasks on it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Major feature request indeed. I'm using XD for APP design that simulates connection to back end database (very early development phase), would be very cool to have simple text entry feature, even simple field elements that can trigger events to jump to other pages in the prototype.

      • Katie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like for my users, when given the UI in prototype mode, to be able to type in the text boxes.

      • Devin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add in a textbox that enable users to type. As like a search function. Allow a user to type in box to search or add comments (those box)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Input boxes are absolutely necessary for testing functionality and UI design. There is no way to test this right now in XD. Along with any kind of selection elements like a check box or radio button. These are absolutely necessary to develop a prototype. The point of the prototype is to replicate the functionality of an actual site or app. Without many more features, XD just isn't shaping up.

      • Uri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please add this feature. This is the 1 reason our company uses Justinmind, and would not use XD until this feature is added (if it will be added). Thanks for listening.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes! this would be very helpful. our testers often try to type in the text fields and their feedback is affected because it doesn't feel natural to click and suddenly have all the fields filled.

      • Anil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I work on Axure and it will be very helpful for having few basic form elements to help our UX testing folks better.
        Check box
        Radio button,
        Text field,
        Drop-down,
        Accordions, tabs etc

      • Will commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please add this. Along with ability to mimic smart search results. Time for a tid bit more complexity. We can handle it

      • Meir Benezra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        atomic has this feature, where you could style a text input as a box of input and then use the same input field styling it as plain text in another screen. This way you can carry the users input to other screens.

      • Seb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Proto.io, Atomic, and Justinmind support this feature (I think Invision Labs Craft Prototype for Sketch may as well), and it makes such a huge difference in the realistic feel of the prototype.

        I love the idea of applying different actions based on different strings. Brilliant!

        This feature would lift Xd to a truly first-class prototyping tool.

        Vote for it if you want it! :)

      • Anthony Schmidt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 To all the comments in this thread. Testing user workflows - think the kind you make in BPMN - gets old FAST when you tell the participant, "Imagine that you have typed in..." Start with just being able to designate a shape as a text input field. But the comments here about if-else, and reusing strings is subsequent steps are right on.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        please add this! Being able to test text input would be GREAT and make XD stand out. I have been trying different prototyping programs to try and test this for a project and it is very frustrating.

      • Felipe Araujo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Setup Text Layers to automatic transform into live input fields during preview.
        *Configure different keyboard types and define behavior for the return key.

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