To implement Textarea component into your project you'll need to add the import:

import Textarea from "@kiwicom/orbit-components/lib/Textarea";

After adding import into your project you can use it simply like:

<Textarea />


Table below contains all types of the props available in Textarea component.

Name Type Default Description
dataTest string Optional prop for testing purposes.
disabled boolean If true, the Textarea will be disabled.
error React.Node The error to display beneath the Textarea. See Functional specs
fullHeight boolean false If true, the Textarea will take 100 % of parent's height.
help React.Node The help to display beneath the Textarea.
label string The label for the Textarea. See Functional specs
maxLength number Specifies the maximum number of characters allowed.
name string The name for the Textarea.
onChange func Function for handling onClick event.
onFocus func Function for handling onFocus event.
onBlur func Function for handling onBlur event.
placeholder string The placeholder of the Textarea.
ref func Prop for forwarded ref of the Textarea. See Functional specs
resize enum "vertical" The resize option for Textarea.
size enum "normal" The size of the Textarea.
value string Specifies the value of the Textarea.


size resize
"small" "vertical"
"normal" "none"

Functional specs

  • The error prop overwrites the help prop, due to higher priority.

  • The color of the label will turn into cloud shade when the Textarea has some filled value.

  • ref can be used for example auto-focus the elements immediately after render.

    class Component extends React.PureComponent<Props> {
    constructor() {
      this.ref = React.createRef();
    componentDidMount() {
      this.ref.current && this.ref.current.focus();
    ref: { current: React$ElementRef<*> | null };
    render() {
      return (
        <Textarea ref={this.ref} />