How to Use the Vuetify Textarea Component

Last updated on May 05, 2022
How to Use the Vuetify Textarea Component

Vuetify provides the textarea component, very similar to a text field, but better for collecting large amounts of text input from users. Let us explore some features of this component in this article.

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The Vuetify Textarea Component

We can create a textarea in Vuetify with the v-text-area component.

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          label="Default style"
          value="Learning about textareas at Coding Beauty!"
        >
        </v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
The default textarea variant in Vuetify.

Vuetify Textarea Solo Variant

To use the alternative solo design for textareas, we can set the solo prop to true:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea label="Solo textarea" solo> </v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Vuetify text area with the solo design.
Solo textarea.
Vuetify solo textarea with focus.
Solo textarea with focus.

Vuetify Text Area Filled Variant

Similar to Vuetify text fields, we can use the filled prop to activate the filled variant of the text area.

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          label="Filled textarea"
          value="Learning about textareas at Coding Beauty!"
          filled
        >
        </v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Vuetify textarea filled variant.

Vuetify Textarea Outlined Variant

We also have the outlined variant. We can change a textarea to this alternative style with the outlined prop:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          label="Outlined textarea"
          value="Learning about textareas at Coding Beauty!"
          outlined
        >
        </v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Vuetify textarea outlined variant.

Vuetify Textarea Auto Grow

With the auto-grow prop, we can make a textarea automatically increase in size when the text in it exceeds its height.

Vuetify text area with 4 rows.
Textarea with four rows
Textarea expands to accommodate six rows of text

Vuetify Textarea Custom Colors

We can style the textarea colors with the background-color and color prop:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea label="Label" background-color="gray lighten-2" color="indigo">
        </v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>

Clearable Textareas in Vuetify

We can clear the text from a textarea with the clearable prop, and customize the icon used with the clearable-icon prop:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          clearable
          clear-icon="mdi-close"
          label="Text"
          value="You can clear all the text in this textarea."
        ></v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Clearable textarea.
Clearable textarea.
Clicking the icon clears the text in the text area.
Clicking the icon clears the text.

Vuetify Textarea Character Limits

We can inform the user of the number of characters entered in a textarea with the counter prop. This is useful for enforcing character limits.

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea counter label="Text"></v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Textarea with 27 characters.
Adding "Coding Beauty" takes the textarea character count to 42.

Vuetify Textarea Icons

We can include an icon with the textarea to add more context. Here, we use the preprend-icon prop to include the icon before the textarea:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          prepend-icon="mdi-note"
          label="prepend-icon"
          value="Learning about textareas at Coding Beauty!"
        ></v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Using the prepend-icon prop of v-textarea

The append-icon prop shows the icon after the textarea:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          append-icon="mdi-note"
          label="append-icon"
          value="Learning about textareas at Coding Beauty!"
        ></v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Using the append-icon prop of v-textarea

We also have the prepend-inner-icon and append-inner-icon props:

Preventing a TextArea from Growing

The no-resize prop makes the textarea remain the same size no matter how much content it contains:

<template>
  <v-app>
    <v-row class="ma-2" justify="center">
      <v-col cols="6">
        <v-textarea
          label="no-resize"
          rows="1"
          no-resize
          value="Just as we can make Vuetify textareas grow automatically, we can also make them to always remain the same size."
        ></v-textarea>
      </v-col>
    </v-row>
  </v-app>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'App',
};
</script>
Use the no-resize prop on a text area in Vuetify.

Summary

Textareas take textual data like text fields, but in larger amounts. Vuetify provides the v-textarea component.

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