picnic4u picnic4u - 5 months ago 21
Javascript Question

Auto expand a textarea using jQuery

How can I make a textarea automatically expand using jQuery?

Answer

I have tried lots and this one is great. Link is dead. Newer version is available here. See below for old version.
You can try by pressing and hold enter key in textarea. Compare the effect with the other auto expanding textarea plugin....

edit based on comment

$(function() {
   $('#txtMeetingAgenda').autogrow();
});

note: you should include the needed js files...

To prevent the scrollbar in the textarea from flashing on & off during expansion/contraction, you can set the overflow to hidden as well:

$('#textMeetingAgenda').css('overflow', 'hidden').autogrow()




Update:

The link above is broken. But you can still get the javascript files here.

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