Label Overview

The Label enables you to associate a label HTML element with the TextArea.

Basic Usage

To associate a TextArea with a Label, set the label property by providing a string or a function. The string and the function parameters are setting the inner HTML of the label.

The following example demonstrates how to set a Label for a TextArea from a string.

    <!-- Define the HTML element that will contain the textarea. -->
    <textarea id="description" style="width: 100%;"></textarea>
    <!-- Initialize the TextArea with a Label. -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function(){
            $("#description").kendoTextArea({
                label: "Description"
            });
        });
    </script>

The following example demonstrates how to set a Label for a TextArea from a function. The function context (available via the this keyword) will be set to the widget instance.

    <!-- Define the HTML element that will contain the textarea. -->
    <textarea id="description" style="width: 100%;"></textarea>
    <!-- Initialize the TextArea with a Label. -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function(){
            $("#description").kendoTextArea({
                label: function() {
                    return "Description";
                }
            });
        });
    </script>

The Label also exposes a content property that sets the inner HTML of the label.

The below example demonstrates how to create a Label from a string.

    <!-- Define the HTML element that will contain the textbox. -->
    <textarea id="description" style="width: 100%;"></textarea>
    <!-- Initialize the TextArea with a Label Content. -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function(){
            $("#description").kendoTextArea({
                label: {
                    content: "Description"
                }
            });
        });
    </script>

The below example demonstrates how to create a Label from a function.

    <!-- Define the HTML element that will contain the textarea. -->
   <textarea id="description" style="width: 100%;"></textarea>
    <!-- Initialize the TextArea with a Label Content. -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function(){
            $("#description").kendoTextArea({
                label: {
                    content: function() {
                        return "Description";
                    }
                }
            });
        });
    </script>

Floating Label

The Floating Label enables you to provide a floating label functionality to the TextArea.

The following example demonstrates how to set a Floating Label for a TextArea.

    <!-- Define the HTML element that will contain the textarea. -->
    <textarea id="description" style="width: 100%;"></textarea>
    <!-- Initialize the TextArea with a Floating Label. -->
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function(){
            $("#description").kendoTextArea({
                label: {
                    content: "Description",
                    floating: true
                }
            });
        });
    </script>

If set to true, the widget will be wrapped in a container that will allow the floating label functionality.

Important: The value method does not trigger the focusout event of the textarea. This could affect the floating label functionality. You can overcome this behavior by manually invoking the refresh method of the Floating Label: $("#description").data("kendoTextArea").floatingLabel.refresh();

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