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django-charsleft-widget 0.1.6

Custom widget that limits the number of characters that can be entered in a textarea field

django-charsleft-widget is a custom widget that adds a input clearing button on any input fields that are using it. It clears the value, and returns focus to that field.

Authored by Basil Shubin


pip install django-charsleft-widget

External dependencies

  • jQuery - this is not included in the package since it is expected that in most scenarios this would already be available.


Add charsleft_widget to INSTALLED_APPS:


and just include charsleft_widget templates

{% include "charsleft_widget/charsleft_widget_css.html" %} {# Before the closing head tag #}
{% include "charsleft_widget/charsleft_widget_js.html" %} %} {# Before the closing body tag #}

When deploying on production server, don’t forget to run:

python collectstatic


All you need now is to import ClearableInput class and override field’s widget, for example:

import django
if django.VERSION < (1,7):
    from charsleft_widget.fields import CharField
    from django.forms.fields import CharField

from charsleft_widget import CharsLeftArea

class Form(forms.Form):

    field = CharField(max_length=128, widget=CharsLeftArea)

Please see example application. This application is used to manually test the functionalities of this package. This also serves as a good example.

You need only Django 1.4 or above to run that. It might run on older versions but that is not tested.


django-charsleft-widget is released under the BSD license.

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