dcc.Textarea Documentation

dcc.Textarea is a wrapper around the <textarea> HTML component.

It is like a dcc.Input except that allows for multiple lines of text.

Simple dcc.Textarea Example

import dash
from dash.dependencies import Input, Output
import dash_html_components as html
import dash_core_components as dcc

app = dash.Dash(__name__)

app.layout = html.Div([
    dcc.Textarea(
        id='textarea-example',
        value='Textarea content initialized\nwith multiple lines of text',
        style={'width': '100%', 'height': 300},
    ),
    html.Div(id='textarea-example-output', style={'whiteSpace': 'pre-line'})
])

@app.callback(
    Output('textarea-example-output', 'children'),
    Input('textarea-example', 'value')
)
def update_output(value):
    return 'You have entered: \n{}'.format(value)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run_server(debug=True)

Update dcc.Textarea callback on button press

import dash
from dash.dependencies import Input, Output, State
import dash_html_components as html
import dash_core_components as dcc

app = dash.Dash(__name__)

app.layout = html.Div([
    dcc.Textarea(
        id='textarea-state-example',
        value='Textarea content initialized\nwith multiple lines of text',
        style={'width': '100%', 'height': 200},
    ),
    html.Button('Submit', id='textarea-state-example-button', n_clicks=0),
    html.Div(id='textarea-state-example-output', style={'whiteSpace': 'pre-line'})
])

@app.callback(
    Output('textarea-state-example-output', 'children'),
    Input('textarea-state-example-button', 'n_clicks'),
    State('textarea-state-example', 'value')
)
def update_output(n_clicks, value):
    if n_clicks > 0:
        return 'You have entered: \n{}'.format(value)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app.run_server(debug=True)

Textarea Properties

Access this documentation in your Python terminal with:
```python

help(dash.dcc.Textarea)
```

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id (string; optional):
The ID of this component, used to identify dash components in
callbacks. The ID needs to be unique across all of the components in
an app.

accessKey (string; optional):
Defines a keyboard shortcut to activate or add focus to the element.

autoFocus (string; optional):
The element should be automatically focused after the page loaded.

className (string; optional):
Often used with CSS to style elements with common properties.

cols (string | number; optional):
Defines the number of columns in a textarea.

contentEditable (string | boolean; optional):
Indicates whether the element’s content is editable.

contextMenu (string; optional):
Defines the ID of a <menu> element which will serve as the element’s
context menu.

dir (string; optional):
Defines the text direction. Allowed values are ltr (Left-To-Right) or
rtl (Right-To-Left).

disabled (string | boolean; optional):
Indicates whether the user can interact with the element.

draggable (a value equal to: ‘true’ or ‘false’ | boolean; optional):
Defines whether the element can be dragged.

form (string; optional):
Indicates the form that is the owner of the element.

hidden (string; optional):
Prevents rendering of given element, while keeping child elements,
e.g. script elements, active.

lang (string; optional):
Defines the language used in the element.

loading_state (dict; optional):
Object that holds the loading state object coming from dash-renderer.

loading_state is a dict with keys:

maxLength (string | number; optional):
Defines the maximum number of characters allowed in the element.

minLength (string | number; optional):
Defines the minimum number of characters allowed in the element.

n_blur (number; default 0):
Number of times the textarea lost focus.

n_blur_timestamp (number; default -1):
Last time the textarea lost focus.

n_clicks (number; default 0):
Number of times the textarea has been clicked.

n_clicks_timestamp (number; default -1):
Last time the textarea was clicked.

name (string; optional):
Name of the element. For example used by the server to identify the
fields in form submits.

persisted_props (list of values equal to: ‘value’; default ['value']):
Properties whose user interactions will persist after refreshing the
component or the page. Since only value is allowed this prop can
normally be ignored.

persistence (boolean | string | number; optional):
Used to allow user interactions in this component to be persisted when
the component - or the page - is refreshed. If persisted is truthy
and hasn’t changed from its previous value, a value that the user
has changed while using the app will keep that change, as long as the
new value also matches what was given originally. Used in
conjunction with persistence_type.

persistence_type (a value equal to: ‘local’, ‘session’ or ‘memory’; default 'local'):
Where persisted user changes will be stored: memory: only kept in
memory, reset on page refresh. local: window.localStorage, data is
kept after the browser quit. session: window.sessionStorage, data is
cleared once the browser quit.

placeholder (string; optional):
Provides a hint to the user of what can be entered in the field.

readOnly (boolean | a value equal to: ‘readOnly’, ‘readonly’ or ‘READONLY’; optional):
Indicates whether the element can be edited. readOnly is an HTML
boolean attribute - it is enabled by a boolean or ‘readOnly’.
Alternative capitalizations readonly & READONLY are also acccepted.

required (a value equal to: ‘required’ or ‘REQUIRED’ | boolean; optional):
Indicates whether this element is required to fill out or not.
required is an HTML boolean attribute - it is enabled by a boolean or
‘required’. Alternative capitalizations REQUIRED are also acccepted.

rows (string | number; optional):
Defines the number of rows in a text area.

spellCheck (a value equal to: ‘true’ or ‘false’ | boolean; optional):
Indicates whether spell checking is allowed for the element.

style (dict; optional):
Defines CSS styles which will override styles previously set.

tabIndex (string | number; optional):
Overrides the browser’s default tab order and follows the one
specified instead.

title (string; optional):
Text to be displayed in a tooltip when hovering over the element.

value (string; optional):
The value of the textarea.

wrap (string; optional):
Indicates whether the text should be wrapped.