Count Characters of Textarea in jQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Count Characters of Textarea in jQuery. The jQuery val() method and length property can be used to count all characters in Textarea tag.


HTML code is given below, in this code we have a textarea tag and a button tag with onclick event.

Id attribute is used to define id of textarea, function countCharacters() will be executed on click event of HTML button. This function will calculate the characters of textarea using jQuery.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Count Characters of Textarea in jQuery</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>
<script src=""></script>    

<textarea rows="5" cols="50" id="textarea"></textarea>
<button onclick="countCharacters()">Count Characters</button>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, in this code jQuery id selector is used to select the textarea tag then jQuery val() method is used to get the value of the textarea tag.

The length property is then used to count all characters present in the textarea tag.

function countCharacters() {
var value= $("#textarea").val();
var length = value.length;     


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