components/jquery_ns_autogrow

Automatically adjust textarea height based on user input. Non-sucking version.

1.1.6 2017-10-25 18:48 UTC

README

Automatically adjust textarea width/height based on user input.

Non-sucking version, still works great and used by a lot of people with no issues!

The only reason I wrote this jQuery plugin is that other plugins suck. They are wide-spread, but outdated and buggy.

Advantages of jquery.ns-autogrow:

  • Grows vertically, horizontally or both
  • Correctly handles 2 or more spaces
  • Copies more css and font styles to shadow div
  • Correctly handles long words on one line
  • Flickering can be disabled on Enter
  • Doesn't add more than one handler to textarea
  • Handles textarea scrollbar if any
  • Improved support of special characters

Download

Run one of these commands in your bash according to your needs.

git clone https://github.com/ro31337/jquery.ns-autogrow.git

bower install jquery.ns-autogrow

npm install jquery.ns-autogrow

Or download the latest version from the releases page.

Options

You can provide multiple options to autogrow like:

  $('.example2 textarea').autogrow({vertical: true, horizontal: false});

List of options:

Option Description
vertical (true/false) - Enable/Disable vertical autogrow (true by default)
horizontal (true/false) - Enable/Disable horizontal autogrow (true by default)
postGrowCallback Post grow callback. Executes after dimensions of textarea have been adjusted.
flickering (true/false) - Enable/Disable flickering. If flickering is disabled, extra line will be added to textarea. Flickering is enabled by default.

There are few more options reserved for debugging purposes. All debugging options start with debug prefix:

Option Description
debugx X position of shadow element (-10000 by default)
debugy Y position of shadow element (-10000 by default)
debugcolor Color of shadow element (yellow by default)

Demo

Click here

Plans:

  • Test and support arabic languages

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The MIT License (MIT)

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2015 Roman Pushkin

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