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Using Textarea

Author:
joshua
Posted:
February 27, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
Pre .96
Score:
7 (after 11 ratings)

A very common field in forms is the <textarea>, but newforms has no such field. Instead, you must use a dummy field (such as newforms.CharField) and use the newforms.widgets.Textarea() widget to render a textarea.

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from django import newforms as forms

class myForm ( forms.Form ):

    foo = forms.CharField ( maxlength=20 )
    bar = forms.CharField ( maxlength-20 )

    # Now here's the Textarea
    baz = forms.CharField ( widget=forms.widgets.Textarea() )

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Comments

rubic (on February 27, 2007):

It's probably also worth mentioning that you may assign the rows and columns attributes in the widget:

widget=forms.widgets.Textarea(attrs={'rows':4, 'cols':60})

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Tobu (on October 15, 2007):

Thanks, I was rather confused that the naive

baz = forms.Textarea()

failed silently.

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