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HTML DOM Textarea Object


Textarea Object

The Textarea object represents an HTML <textarea> element.

Access a Textarea Object

You can access a <textarea> element by using getElementById():

var x = document.getElementById("myTextarea"); Try it

Tip: You can also access a Textarea object by searching through the elements collection of a form.

Create a Textarea Object

You can create a <textarea> element by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("TEXTAREA"); Try it

Textarea Object Properties

= Property added in HTML5.

Property Description
autofocus Sets or returns whether a text area should automatically get focus when the page loads
cols Sets or returns the value of the cols attribute of a text area
defaultValue Sets or returns the default value of a text area
disabled Sets or returns whether the text area is disabled, or not
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the text area
maxLength Sets or returns the value of the maxlength attribute of a text area
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a text area
placeholder Sets or returns the value of the placeholder attribute of a text area
readOnly Sets or returns whether the contents of a text area is read-only
required Sets or returns whether the text area must be filled out before submitting a form
rows Sets or returns the value of the rows attribute of a text area
type Returns the type of the form element the text area is
value Sets or returns the contents of a text area
wrap Sets or returns the value of the wrap attribute of a text area

Textarea Object Methods

Method Description
select() Selects the entire contents of a text area

Standard Properties and Events

The Textarea object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Forms

HTML reference: HTML <textarea> tag



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