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Auto Expanding/Grow textarea directive for AngularJS
/**
* The MIT License (MIT)
*
* Copyright (c) 2013 Thom Seddon
* Copyright (c) 2010 Google
*
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* of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
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*
* The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
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* THE SOFTWARE.
* Adapted from: http://code.google.com/p/gaequery/source/browse/trunk/src/static/scripts/jquery.autogrow-textarea.js
*
* Works nicely with the following styles:
* textarea {
* resize: none;
* word-wrap: break-word;
* transition: 0.05s;
* -moz-transition: 0.05s;
* -webkit-transition: 0.05s;
* -o-transition: 0.05s;
* }
*
* Usage: <textarea auto-grow></textarea>
*/
app.directive('autoGrow', function() {
return function(scope, element, attr){
var minHeight = element[0].offsetHeight,
paddingLeft = element.css('paddingLeft'),
paddingRight = element.css('paddingRight');
var $shadow = angular.element('<div></div>').css({
position: 'absolute',
top: -10000,
left: -10000,
width: element[0].offsetWidth - parseInt(paddingLeft || 0) - parseInt(paddingRight || 0),
fontSize: element.css('fontSize'),
fontFamily: element.css('fontFamily'),
lineHeight: element.css('lineHeight'),
resize: 'none'
});
angular.element(document.body).append($shadow);
var update = function() {
var times = function(string, number) {
for (var i = 0, r = ''; i < number; i++) {
r += string;
}
return r;
}
var val = element.val().replace(/</g, '&lt;')
.replace(/>/g, '&gt;')
.replace(/&/g, '&amp;')
.replace(/\n$/, '<br/>&nbsp;')
.replace(/\n/g, '<br/>')
.replace(/\s{2,}/g, function(space) { return times('&nbsp;', space.length - 1) + ' ' });
$shadow.html(val);
element.css('height', Math.max($shadow[0].offsetHeight + 10 /* the "threshold" */, minHeight) + 'px');
}
element.bind('keyup keydown keypress change', update);
update();
}
});
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kuldeepiitg commented Sep 4, 2016

It doesn't work if ng-model is set by code (controller). Like I fetch text from server and set it there on success so it doesn't set proper height.

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