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How to Set Value of Textarea in jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery val() Method

You can simply use the val() method to set the value of a textarea dynamically using jQuery.

Let's try out the following example to understand how it basically works:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>jQuery Set Textarea Value</title>
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
  • <script>
  •     $(document).ready(function(){
  •         var textContent = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.";
  •         $("button").click(function(){
  •             $("#myTextarea").val(textContent);
  •         });
  •     });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <textarea id="myTextarea" rows="3" cols="50"></textarea>
  •     <br>
  •     <button type="button">Set Textarea Value</button>
  • </body> 
  • </html>

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