Balsamiq Community Discussion

Enhancement: TextInput placeholder


I’ve been running into this a few times now, there’s not a really a way to draw an input with placeholder text, to mimic an HTML <input placeholder= * >

The input text color can’t be changed, which makes sense given a perfect model. We could probably add a “Placeholder” in the input states?

That would go a long way in drawing web interfaces.


Hey @joallard,

Thanks for taking the time to talk about this with us.

Would changing the text color (and maybe making it italic) help? You can change the color in the property inspector

or by using the {color:grey}text{color} markdown.

Does that help? Let me know!


@Brendan Oops, I hadn’t seen the text color property as I expected it to be with the other colors. That works, thanks!