jQuery Mobile - Textinput Text and Textarea


  • Text type input allows the user to input one-line text.
  • The <textarea> tag allows the user to input text over multiple rows.


Following example demonstrates the use of text and textarea input in the jQuery Mobile.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width, initial-scale = 1">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
         <h2>Text Input Example</h2>
         <label for = "text">Text input</label>
         <input type = "text" id = "text" data-clear-btn = "false">
         <label for = "text1">Clear the Text</label>
         <input type = "text" data-clear-btn = "true" id = "text1">

         <h2>Textarea Example</h2>
         <textarea type = "textarea" id = "txt"></textarea>


Let's carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code as textinput_text.html file in your server root folder.

  • Open this HTML file as http://localhost/textinput_text.html and the following output will be displayed.

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