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HTML <textarea> cols Attribute

❮ HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A text area with a specified height and width:

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


Browser Support

Attribute
cols Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

<textarea cols="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number Specifies the width of the text area (in average character width). Default value is 20

❮ HTML <textarea> tag