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HTML cols Attribute

Definition and Usage

The cols attribute specifies the visible width of a text area.

Tip: The size of a textarea can also be set by the CSS height and width properties.

Applies to

The cols attribute can be used on the following element:

Elements Attribute
<textarea> cols


Textarea Example

A text area with a specified height and width:

<textarea rows="4" cols="50">
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