Live Character Count in jQuery Example

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This simple jQuery example will show you how to set up 'live' character count and how to display results as paragraph tooltip.

First, we need simple HTML file.


<script src="jquery-1.4.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="script.js"></script>
<style type="text/css">
p {
border: 1px solid;
padding: 2px 10px 2px 10px;
<p>Europe, Germany, Berlin</p>
<p>Europe, Great Britain, London</p>
<p>America, New York</p>

I don't want to complicate my life with external css file, because I only need two attributes, border and padding to visually display different paragraphs.

Now, let's see how we can set 'live' character count on paragraphs.

$('p').live('mouseover', function() {

// calculate number of characters in paragraph
var chnum = $(this).text().length;

// show it as tooltip
$(this).attr('title', chnum+' characters in this paragraph.');


You can see I don't use bind() jQuery function, but instead I use live. Main difference is that live() will attach our mouseover event to every paragraph created in the future, not only existing ones like bind() will do.

I wanna show you this important difference, so I'll attach click event to paragraph which will append new paragraph with random number of characters after clicked one. Here is entire file.


$('p').live('mouseover', function() {

// calculate number of characters in paragraph
var chnum = $(this).text().length;

// show it as tooltip
$(this).attr('title', chnum+' characters in this paragraph.');


$('p').live('click', function() {

// create random string with max length 40
var rn = Math.floor( Math.random()*40 );
var rs = '';
for(i=0; i<rn; i++) {
rs += Math.floor( Math.random()*9 );

// create new paragaph and append it
$('<p> - new paragraph added '+rs+'</p>').appendTo($(this));

Hope this will be useful to someone.

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