Count the Number of Words in a TextArea using jQuery

If you were looking out for a script to count the number of words in a TextArea, then here it is:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title>Count Words in a TextArea</title>

<
script type="text/javascript"
src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js">
</
script>

<
script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
$("#btnCount").click(function() {
var strText = jQuery.trim($('#txtArea').val());
alert('Total No of Words are: ' + strText.split(/\s+/).length);
});
});
</script>
</
head>
<
body>
<
div>
<
textarea id="txtArea" cols="20" rows="10">
</
textarea>
<
br />
<
input id="btnCount" type="button" value="Count Words" />
</
div>
</
body>
</
html>

OUTPUT

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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! after many many tries, jQuery.trim($('#txtArea').val()) works for me!