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jQWidgets jqxTextArea searchMode Property

Last Updated : 25 Aug, 2021
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jQWidgets is a JavaScript framework for making web-based applications for PC and mobile devices. It is a very powerful, optimized, platform-independent, and widely supported framework. The jqxTextArea represents a jQuery Textarea widget that is used to insert text content inside the textbox.

The searchMode property is used to set or return the search mode. This property is used when a user types into the textarea and tries to find the searched item using the entered text and the selected search mode. It accepts String type value and its default value is ‘default’.

The possible values of searchMode property are as follows.

  • ‘none’
  • ‘contains’
  • ‘containsignorecase’
  • ‘equals’
  • ‘equalsignorecase’
  • ‘startswithignorecase’
  • ‘startswith’
  • ‘endswithignorecase’
  • ‘endswith’



  • Set the searchMode property.

    $('selector').jqxTextArea({ searchMode: String });
  • Return the searchMode property.

    var searchMode = $('selector').jqxTextArea('searchMode');

Linked Files: Download jQWidgets from the given link. In the HTML file, locate the script files in the downloaded folder.

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”jqwidgets/styles/jqx.base.css” type=”text/css” />
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”scripts/jquery-1.11.1.min.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqx-all.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxcore.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”.jqwidgets/jqxbuttons.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxscrollbar.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”jqwidgets/jqxtextarea.js”></script>

Example: The below example illustrates the jQWidgets jqxTextArea searchMode property.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
          type="text/css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" 
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            jQWidgets jqxTextArea searchMode Property
        <textarea id='jqxTA'></textarea>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function() {
            var data = [
                "Computer Science",
                "C Programming",
                "C++ Programming",
                "Java Programming",
                "Python Programming",
                source: data,
                width: 250,
                height: 100,
                placeHolder: 'Enter Subjects...',
                searchMode: 'startswith'



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