Authors:Doug Hays, Bill Keese, Nikolai Onken
Developers:Doug Hays, Bill Keese

A Textarea widget is like a regular HTML textarea element, but it dynamically resizes to fit the content of the text inside. It takes nearly all the parameters (name, value, etc.) that a vanilla textarea takes. The attribute rows is not supported since this widget adjusts the height. It is especially useful in an InlineEditBox. Note that when declaring a Textarea in markup you should use a <textarea> node to preserve the newline formatting.


Programmatic example

First we will create a Textarea widget programmatically. Notice how we pass the name, style and value parameters into the object creation.

require(["dijit/form/Textarea", "dojo/domReady!"], function(Textarea){
    var textarea = new Textarea({
        name: "myarea",
        value: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.",
        style: "width:200px;"
    }, "myarea").startup();
<textarea id="myarea">
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