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Textarea

The multiline textarea and its variations

Colors Yes
Sizes Yes
Variables No

The Bulma textarea CSS class is the multiline version of the input element:

<textarea class="textarea" placeholder="e.g. Hello world"></textarea>

You can set the height of the textarea using the rows HTML attribute.

<textarea class="textarea" placeholder="10 lines of textarea" rows="10"></textarea>

Colors #

The textarea element is available in several colors:

<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-primary" placeholder="Primary textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-info" placeholder="Info textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-success" placeholder="Success textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-warning" placeholder="Warning textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-danger" placeholder="Danger textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>

Sizes #

The textarea element comes in 4 different sizes:

<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-small" placeholder="Small textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Normal textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-medium" placeholder="Medium textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control">
    <textarea class="textarea is-large" placeholder="Large textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>

States #

Bulma styles the different states of the textarea elment. Each state is available as a pseudo-class and a CSS class:

  • :hover and is-hovered
  • :focus and is-focused
  • :active and is-active

This allows you to obtain the style of a certain state without having to trigger it.

Normal

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Normal textarea"></textarea>
</div>

Hover

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea is-hovered" placeholder="Hovered textarea"></textarea>
</div>

Focus

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea is-focused" placeholder="Focused textarea"></textarea>
</div>

Loading

<div class="control is-loading">
  <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Loading textarea"></textarea>
</div>

You can resize the loading spinner by appending is-small, is-medium or is-large to the control container.

<div class="field">
  <div class="control is-small is-loading">
    <textarea class="textarea is-small" placeholder="Small loading textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control is-loading">
    <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Normal loading textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control is-medium is-loading">
    <textarea class="textarea is-medium" placeholder="Medium loading textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="field">
  <div class="control is-large is-loading">
    <textarea class="textarea is-large" placeholder="Large loading textarea"></textarea>
  </div>
</div>

Disabled

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea" placeholder="Disabled textarea" disabled></textarea>
</div>

Readonly

Since 0.5.3

If you use the readonly HTML attribute, the textarea will look similar to a normal one, but is not editable and has no shadow.

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea" readonly>This content is readonly</textarea>
</div>

Fixed Size

You can disable a textarea resizing by appending the has-fixed-size modifier:

<div class="control">
  <textarea class="textarea has-fixed-size" placeholder="Fixed size textarea"></textarea>
</div>

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