TextAreaWithStatus 1.0 released

TextAreaWithStatus 1.0 has been released


== Overview ==

This plugin is extending builtin text_area and text_area_tag helpers with the ability to display chars left up to a specified limit.

Basically it turns this:

    <%= f.text_area :description, :onkeyup => "limit_chars(this, 100, $ ('chars_left'))" %><br />

    <span id="chars_left">You have <%= 100 - @object.description.length %> characters left. </span>

into this:

    <%= f.text_area :description, :max_chars => 100 %>

You can also customize the status message.

== Install & Setup ==

You can install it with:

    script/plugin install http://text-area-with-status.googlecode.com/svn/tags/text_area_with_status

Upon install it will try to copy the needed .js file under public/ javascripts folder and display the README. If that fails you can either try to manually run the install script like this:

    ruby vendor/plugins/text_area_with_status/install.rb

or just manually copy the needed .js file. Please see the included README for more detailed instructions.