Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Character or Word Count for Multi line Text box in SharePoint List Forms

Character Count for Multi line text box in SharePoint New,Edit List Forms.

Step 1 : Open your List new/edit form using SP Designer.

Step 2: Add <span> tag under your multi line text filed description in the New form.

<span title="4000" id="commentscount">4000</span><span> Characters Left</span>

Step 3: Add the below code in your New form. and download jquery latest file.

<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Style Library/Scripts/jquery-3.0.0.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

//character count
$("textarea[name*='ff43']").keyup(function () {
characterCount('ff43', '#commentscount');
function characterCount(controlID,spanId)
 var controlVal = $("textarea[name*='" + controlID + "']");
 var cmax = $(spanId).attr("title");
 if(controlVal.val().length >= cmax) {
     controlVal.val(controlVal.val().substr(0, cmax));
 $(spanId).text(cmax - controlVal.val().length);            


Step 4: Save the form and refresh your page.

Happy Coding!.


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