TextArea

Enable real-time co-editing for TextArea

Overview

Add the Codox JavaScript library and css files:

<script src="https://cdn1.codox.io/lib/2.x/api/wave.client.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="https://cdn1.codox.io/lib/2.x/css/wave.client.css" rel="stylesheet">

JavaScript code

Add the following JavaScript block to your application to enable real-time co-editing for TextArea. Replace the apiKey field with your own, which you can get here.

let codox = new Codox();
//Codox configuration
let config = {
"docId" : "mydoc",
"app" : "text",
"editor" : document.getElementById('editor'),
"apiKey" : "0af63831-3c9d-4534-b158-134986354dd9",
"user" : {"name" : "Steve"}
};
//start!
codox.start(config);

The co-editing session will start inside the textarea element specified in the editorattribute.

The values for docIdandusername should come from your document management service. Codox expects docIdto be globally unique across your service.

Multiple Instances

Every co-editing session should have its distinct codox object. That means if you are running multiple textarea elements on the same page or with in the same application, there should be multiple instances of codox, one for each textarea.

Parameters

The config parameter is a JSON object with the following key-value pairs:

Summary

Key

Value

app

(required)

string

docId

(required)

string

user

(required)

object

apiKey

(required)

string

editor

(required)

textarea Element

autoStart

(optional)

boolean

Additional configration paramaters can be found here

Description

app

string

The static string value 'text'

docId

string

A unique identifier for the document. In a content management service, this could for example be the resource identifier for the document.

user

object

A user meta-data object.

Key

Value

name

(optional)

string

email

(optional)

string

avatar

(optional)

string

id

(optional)

string

For a content management service, this field should be set for each logged-in user based on their credentials. The value of user.name will be used to render the default text-based initials avatar. To create an image-based avatar, set user.avatar to the path of the image resource.

apiKey

string

The API key for the TextArea integration. You can obtain a key from your account.

editor

Element

DOM element reference to a textarea, in which the co-editing session should be bootstrapped.

autoStart (optional)

boolean

Set to true to start the co-editing session automatically on init(config). Set to false to initialize but delay start the co-editing (see the start() client API). Default setting is true.