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adding placeholder text #46

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I was implementing tag-it in a project and wanted to have a way to add placeholder text in the automatically created input element (e.g. "type some tags here").

I added an option for that so I could do it cleanly, thought I'd send it over in case you thought this patch might be useful.


@aehlke aehlke merged commit f974e4e into aehlke:master
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Commits on Nov 17, 2011
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5 README.markdown
@@ -147,6 +147,11 @@ Optionally set a *tabindex* attribute on the `input` that gets created for tag-i
Defaults to *null*
+### placeholderText (String)
+Optionally set a *placeholder* attribute on the `input` that gets created for tag-it user input.
+Defaults to *null*
## Events
4 js/tag-it.js
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@
tagSource : null,
removeConfirmation: false,
caseSensitive : true,
+ placeholderText : null,
// When enabled, quotes are not neccesary
// for inputting multi-word tags.
@@ -100,6 +101,9 @@
if (this.options.tabIndex) {
this._tagInput.attr('tabindex', this.options.tabIndex);
+ if (this.options.placeholderText) {
+ this._tagInput.attr('placeholder', this.options.placeholderText);
+ }
this.options.tagSource = this.options.tagSource || function(search, showChoices) {
var filter = search.term.toLowerCase();
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