HTML | cols Attribute

The cols attribute in HTML is used to tell the browser how many average-width characters should fit on a single line i.e. the number of columns to display.

Note: This attribute is only applicable on <textarea>.

Syntax:

<textarea cols = "value">Text content...</textarea>

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>HTML cols Attribute</title>
    <style>
        h1,
        h2 {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1>
  
        <h2>
            HTML cols Attribute
        </h2>
  
        <!-- Below textarea is assigned a cols value 25 
            That is, 25 characters will fit in a line -->
        <textarea rows="4" cols="25">
            A computer science portal for geeks.
        </textarea>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>    

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Output:
cols

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by cols attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari


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