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dijit.form.SimpleTextarea

Authors:Doug Hays, Bill Keese, Nikolai Onken
Developers:Doug Hays, Bill Keese
since:V1.0

A SimpleTextarea widget is an exact replacement for the native TEXTAREA element and was created to provide a thin widget wrapper that was necessary to interact with the Form widget, and to provide the ability to specify rows and cols attributes which are not available in the Textarea widget. Unlike the Textarea widget, the height of this widget does not adjust to its content. It takes nearly all the parameters (name, style, etc.) that are available with a native TEXTAREA element. Note that when declaring a SimpleTextarea in markup you should use a <textarea> node to preserve the newline formatting. When specifying the cols attribute, you must also specify style=”width:auto;” in order for the parameter to take effect.

Examples

Programmatic example

First we will create a SimpleTextarea widget programmatically. Notice how we pass the name, rows and cols parameters into the object creation. The value attribute can be set with the widget’s set(‘value’, text) method.

dojo.require("dijit.form.SimpleTextarea");
dojo.ready(function(){
  var textarea = new dijit.form.SimpleTextarea({
    name: "myarea",
    rows: "4",
    cols: "50",
    style: "width:auto;"
  }, "myarea");
  textarea.set("value", "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.");
});
<textarea id="myarea" />

Declarative example

Here we’ll create a SimpleTextarea widget declaratively. In this instance, the initial value is the child text node of the TEXTAREA element.

dojo.require("dijit.form.SimpleTextarea");
<textarea id="textarea2" name="textarea2" data-dojo-type="dijit.form.SimpleTextarea" rows="4" cols="50" style="width:auto;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.</textarea>

Accessibility

Keyboard

The SimpleTextarea widget uses native HTML TEXTAREA controls.