Live Characters Counter Using JavaScript

Live Characters Counter Using JavaScript

Here in this tutorial, we will make a live characters counter functionality using javascript to count the real-time characters typed in the textbox.

The live characters counter functionality is that which tells us how many total characters we entered in the text field or textarea and how remaining.

With the help of the live characters counter, you can show the live indication of how many characters you have entered and how many you can enter.

Let’s get started to build live characters counter functionality using the javascript code.

Live Characters Counter Using JavaScript

To make the live characters counter, you have to follow this article till the end. I will show you in detail each step.

First, we will make a live character count functionality which tells us how many total characters we entered in the textarea.

Typed Characters Count

Let’s have a basic HTML structure of a web page that has an HTML form and form has a textarea field. On that textarea field, we will implement our live counter functionality.

Now we will make a javascript function to count the total entered characters in that textarea box. We will make a function and then trigger that function on the onkeyup event of textarea.

Just add the above javascript code in your webpage’s head section or in the footer. You can also make a separate file and then embed it on the page where your textarea.

Remaining Characters Count

Now we will make javascript functionality that will tell us how many characters remaining that you can enter in the textbox.

To make the remaining characters count functionality, we will make a javascript function that has max length characters constant. And then we will subtract the typed characters count from that max length constant, so we will get the remaining characters.

Let’s take the same HTML code as above for reference.

Now, let’s make a javascript function to calculate the total count of characters and then show the remaining character’s counts.

So simply just add the above javascript code in the head section of the HTML page or in a separate file to call this function. You can customize it as you want and make it more stylish using CSS and bootstrap.

Conclusion

So in this tutorial, you learned about how to make live characters counter functionality in javascript. Built the functionality to show the notification message of how many total characters you entered and how many characters left.

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Hey! I'm Aman Mehra and I'm a full-stack developer and have 5+ years of experience. I love coding and help to people with this blog.

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