Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC TextArea Overview

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The TextArea component is part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, a professional grade UI library with 110+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.


The Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC TextArea serves as a text input field which enables you to provide a floating label functionality to input elements. Besides its basic configuration options, the TextArea component provides accessibility and RTL support.

The current example displays a common use-case scenario for a TextArea component, which features validation based on the type of input expected from the user.

The TextArea control is part of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, a professional-grade UI library with 110+ components for building modern and feature-rich web applications. The TextArea is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI for jQuery TextArea component and comes in the form of an HtmlHelper.

Functionality and Features

  • Appearance–With the supported API, you can easily style the appearance of the TextArea.
  • Events–The TextArea supports an extensive set of events to which you can subscribe.
  • Floating label–The TextArea allows you to use a floating label for the component. The floating label displays the type of input a field requires.
  • API–The TextArea exposes rich client-side API and events, which provide easy configuration or extension points for custom functionality on top of the built-in features.
  • RTL support–The right-to-left (RTL) support of the TextArea reflects the ability to render its content in a right-to-left direction for right-to-left languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, or Japanese.

Additional Apps

This TextArea example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of ASP.NET MVC demos, with which you can see all Telerik ASP.NET MVC components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in the ThemeBuilder.

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