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I have a recordEditForm for adding new records. In that form I have inputfields. One of the fields is for a description and that tends to get long. Any way to make the field display more real estate? I am using formatting to make the box bigger but unsure of how to make the text that displays show more.

Here is my field:

<lightning:layoutItem size="3" padding="around-Small" > 
                <lightning:inputField fieldName="Description__c" value="{!v.groupstructure.Description__c}"/>
               </lightning:layoutItem>

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • your top level component (layoutItem) is setting a certain size to the component, and your lightning:inputField doesnt seemt o have any calss indicating it shoudl fill in the parent container. How, and what exactly is it that you are trying to achieve, mayeb sharing a screenshot fo the current and expected behavior will help others provide better feedback on what you are missing. – glls Jan 9 at 21:16
  • Thanks for responding! I just added a picture of what I have now. I would like that description field to take more vertical real estate (3 or 4 lines) thanks again!!!! – Fred Jan 9 at 21:33
  • But these are custom components so I'm not sure what you mean by "create your own custom components" I will say that IMO, the new lighting display is horrible. Its so hard to focus and everything is washed together. – Fred Jan 9 at 21:44
  • BTW - I was able to do what I needed by changing inputField to textarea. that gave me more real estate. But I really would appreciate your input on how you would go about making the styling look better. As I said, if you don't style it, all the fields blend together. thanks again for your help! – Fred Jan 9 at 21:45
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    your post is confusing - not sure what you need - yes, a text area will provide more space, however, this is bound to the field type which is set at an object leve, not in the ui – glls Jan 9 at 21:48

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