I am trying to 'prepopulate' (when the page loads) a visual force textbox:

 <apex:page controller="FedExLabelOverviewController">
   <apex:form >
     <apex:inputText ... />

with a string value from an apex class (i.e. test.getValue();)

I was wondering how this was done. Can I reference the other class' variable in the controller class of the visualforce page?

Edit: I am using inputText because my intention is to be able to clear the text box when the user wants to type something in. Essentially, I want to set the default value on the input text box.

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    use html pass through and html-placeholder="your default text" – Jesse Milburn Jan 11 '16 at 0:42
  • @JesseMilburn Why dont you add that as an answer .I think that qualifies as answer :) – Mohith Shrivastava Jan 11 '16 at 0:47
  • @JesseMilburn I don't want help text/placeholder, per se, but I do want to populate the field with actual text. If the field was read by a class, it would return the prepopulated text. – JMK Jan 11 '16 at 0:55
  • In that scenario. <apex:inputText value="{!value}"/> – Jesse Milburn Jan 11 '16 at 1:05

Use html pass through in your visualforce markup

<apex:inputText html-placeholder="your default text"/>
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