JQuery Maxchars Plugin

By febin JS Dec 01, 2010
JQuery Maxchars Plugin

Had a glance on JQuery's new feature, thought of sharing this with you - "Maxchar" plugin. I found this plugin very useful since we are using similar kind of sinareos in our projects, I think this might be helpful for you guys also.

As there are many senarios where we have to restrict characters in our UI controls, so usually we go for a UI property maxLength or some custom jQuery methods for doing like that as we had done in our Projects Mylo & others. But now JQuery had released Maxchar plugin so that its very simple to use.

This plugin is freely available in net:-
http://www.unleashed-technologies.com/projects/maxchars/jquery.maxchars.0.0.zip                                                                 
How to use this plugin is elaborated by some examples below :-

Suppose in our page we have a textArea [id="description"], for that we have to limit the character upto 400.

  $('#discription').maxchars(400);

  The basic syantax of this is

  $('#elementID').maxchars(options);

  We can also define similar options by using this single code ie for example

  $('#discription').maxchars({
maxchars: 400,
showExtraChars: true,
messageHolder: $('div.messagebox') });

Here

maxchars:- Its the maximum number of characters that can be given inside a particular control , if this is blank it will take the html maxlength property value by default.

showExtraChars:- Its a boolean value , if set to true we can type extra characters inside the control. but if false it will automatically delete the extra characters what we have entered into the control.

messageHolder:- It will hold the control where we can show the remaining characters.
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