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What does the component do?

  • It is used for the entry of larger quantities of text in forms.

When should the component be used?

  • When the entry of longer text is required from the user.


  • The text area always has a label.
  • A question mark in the circle can also be shown – in addition to the label – for detailed explanations. A tooltip opens when this question mark is clicked on.
  • The number of characters still available is shown bottom right (outside the text area is disabled).
  • The basic height can be set when designing the form.
  • If the text is longer than the basic height of the text area, the element increases in height with the content.
States and variants


The component has the following states:

  • Default
  • Focused
  • Disabled
  • Error
  • Mandatory
  • Readonly



Image of a text area



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