how to make a text box/text area expandable but not scrollable

Posted on 2008-10-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-19

our clients wants a comment box that automatically expands vertically as the existing box becomes full, but they don't want scrolling.  is this possible?
Question by:mmingfeilam
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scrathcyboy earned 250 total points
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"is this possible?"

Simply, NO.  You have to specify a width and a height for a text box area, and that is fixed.  But look at RICH TEXT AREA -- it might be able to do what you want, you will have to see, the normal text area cannot do it

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is there any that runs on the server side that allows you to save the format (somehow) to the database along with the content?
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by:Michel Plungjan
Michel Plungjan earned 250 total points
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I do not have one at my disposal but
1. capture input when focussing on existing textbox/hide textbox, show div
2. output keystrokes to div and save in hidden textbox

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mplungjan: can you give me a simple example?
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Something like this

function captureIt(cap,field) {

  if (cap) {'none'




      if(!e)return 0;





  else document.onkeydown=null;



<input type="text" onFocus="captureIt(true,this)">

<span id="output" style="display:none"></span>

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