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import panel as pn

The TextAreaInput allows entering any multiline string using a text input box. Lines are joined with the newline character \n.

For more information about listening to widget events and laying out widgets refer to the widgets user guide. Alternatively you can learn how to build GUIs by declaring parameters independently of any specific widgets in the param user guide. To express interactivity entirely using Javascript without the need for a Python server take a look at the links user guide.


For layout and styling related parameters see the customization user guide.


  • value (str): The current value updated when pressing <enter> key.

  • value_input (str): The current value updated on every key press.


  • disabled (boolean): Whether the widget is editable

  • max_length (int): Max character length of the input field. Defaults to 5000

  • name (str): The title of the widget

  • placeholder (str): A placeholder string displayed when no value is entered

text_area_input = pn.widgets.input.TextAreaInput(name='Text Area Input', placeholder='Enter a string here...')

TextAreaInput.value returns a string type that can be read out and set like other widgets:



The TextAreaInput widget exposes a number of options which can be changed from both Python and Javascript. Try out the effect of these parameters interactively:

pn.Row(text_area_input.controls(jslink=True), text_area_input)
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