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Widearea

Lightweight, easy-to-use JavaScript/CSS library to create expandable textarea and write large amount of text easily.

How to use

Really simple. Just include both widearea.js and widearea.css in your page (use minified version for production) and then call this JavaScript function:

wideArea();

See online demo.

API

###wideArea([selector])

Creating a Widearea object.

Available since: v0.1.0

Parameters:

  • selector : String (optional) Should be defined to search for textareas in a specific container

Returns:

  • wideArea object.

Example:

wideArea() //without selector, to search all textarea(s) in the page
wideArea("#writingContainer") //search for textarea(s) only in #writingContainer

###wideArea.setOption(option, value)

Set a single option to wideArea object.

Available since: v0.1.0

Parameters:

  • option : String Option key name.

  • value : String/Number Value of the option.

Returns:

  • wideArea object.

Example:

wideArea().setOption("defaultColorScheme", "dark");

###wideArea.setOptions(options)

Set a group of options to the wideArea object.

Available since: v0.1.0

Parameters:

  • options : Object Object that contains option keys with values.

Returns:

  • wideArea object.

Example:

wideArea().setOptions({ defaultColorScheme: "dark", closeIconLabel: "Exit" });

###wideArea.clearData(value)

Clear the textarea value from localStorage

Available since: v0.3.0

Parameters:

  • value : Object | String | Number This method accept parameter with different types
    1. Object for clearing data using DOM object
    2. String for clearing data using CSS selector
    3. Number for clearing data using the widearea id

Returns:

  • wideArea object.

Example:

wideArea().clearData(1); //clear textarea data with `data-widearea-id` == 1
wideArea().clearData("#first"); //clear textarea data with `#first` selector
wideArea().clearData($("#first")); //get DOM object with jQuery and pass it to clearData()

###Options:

  • wideAreaAttr: Extra attribute name for detecting textareas that uses Widearea, default is data-widearea
  • exitOnEsc: Close Fullscreen mode when pressing Escape, default is true
  • defaultColorScheme: Default color scheme, default is light
  • closeIconLabel: Close icon label, default is Close WideArea.
  • changeThemeIconLabel: Change color scheme icon label, default is Toggle Color Scheme
  • fullScreenIconLabel: Fullscreen mode icon label, default is WideArea Mode
  • autoSaveKeyPrefix: Prefix key for localStorage items

Build

First you should install nodejs and npm, then first run this command: npm install to install all dependencies.

Now you can run this command to minify all static resources:

make build

Roadmap

  • More browser compatibility
  • Provide more examples
  • Add templating option

Release History

  • v0.3.0 - 2013-07-26

    • Add auto-save option for all textareas
    • Bug fixes
  • v0.2.0 - 2013-06-07

    • Basic changes in initiating WideArea
    • Remove WideArea div wrapper
    • Code refactoring
  • v0.1.1 - 2013-05-26

    • Adding tab-key support while typing
    • Fix some bugs in multiple textareas
    • Fix bug when textarea has an existing value
  • v0.1.0 - 2013-05-22

    • First commit.

Author

Afshin Mehrabani

Ehsan Arasteh

License

Copyright (C) 2012 Afshin Mehrabani (afshin.meh@gmail.com)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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