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How to Count Characters in Textarea using JavaScript
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Text Counter</title>
<!-- Latest compiled and minified CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-BVYiiSIFeK1dGmJRAkycuHAHRg32OmUcww7on3RYdg4Va+PmSTsz/K68vbdEjh4u" crossorigin="anonymous">
<style>
.container {
width: 500px;
margin-top: 100px;
font-size: 18px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
<form>
<div class="form-group">
<label>Count Up</label>
<textarea class="form-control" rows="5" onkeyup="count_up(this);" maxlength="20"></textarea>
<span class="text-muted pull-right" id="count1">0</span>
</div>
<br><br>
<div class="form-group">
<label>Count Down</label>
<textarea class="form-control" rows="5" onkeyup="count_down(this);"></textarea>
<span class="text-muted pull-right" id="count2">30</span>
</div>
</form>
</div>
<script>
function count_up(obj) {
document.getElementById('count1').innerHTML = obj.value.length;
}
function count_down(obj) {
var element = document.getElementById('count2');
element.innerHTML = 30 - obj.value.length;
if (30 - obj.value.length < 0) {
element.style.color = 'red';
} else {
element.style.color = 'grey';
}
}
</script>
</body>
</html>
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