Limit The Amount Of Characters Within Input/Textarea - maxLength

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Limit The Amount Of Characters Within Input/Textarea - maxLength

maxLength is a tiny (~2kb minified) jQuery plugin that limits characters for an input or textarea element using the native maxlength attribute and displays a counter indicating how many characters are remaining.

More Features:

  • The character counter is displayed only when you are typing.
  • Automatically prevents typing when you reach the max limit.
  • Supports paste event.

How to use it:

1. Determine the maximum character limit for your input or textarea element using the maxlength attribute:

<input maxlength="56" />
<textarea maxlength="140"></textarea>

2. Download the plugin and insert the JavaScript jquery-maxlength.min.js after loading jQuery library.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-maxlength.min.js"></script>

3. Attach the plugin to the input and/or textarea element and done.

    // options here

4. Customize the appearance of the character counter.

  • text: text to display in the counter
  • position: "left" or "right"
  • color: font color
  • fontSize: font size
  • template: container element
  • showTemplate: whether to show the template
  text: "{total}/{maxLength}",
  position: "left",
  color: "grey",
  fontSize: "12px",
  template: "<div />",
  showTemplate: true

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by GururajNadager. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.