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JavaScript - Count Total Letters In A String


In this tutorial we will create a Count Total Letters In A String using JavaScript. This code will count the total letters available in a string. This code use a onclick() method to call a specific function that will dynamically count the a given string by the use of dot notation indexOf() break the down the each word into a singe character. You can apply this script to your code to make your transaction faster, it is a user-friendly program feel free to modify it.

We will use JavaScript to add some new feature to the website interface by actually written into an HTML page. It is what gives your page a different interactive elements and animation that engage a user.

Getting Started:

This is the link for the bootstrap that i used for the layout design https://getbootstrap.com/.

The Main Interface

This code contains the interface of the application. To create this just write these block of code inside the text editor and save this as index.html.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang="en">
  3. <head>
  4. <meta charset="UTf-8" name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"/>
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.css"/>
  6. </head>
  7. <nav class="navabr navbar-default">
  8. <div class="container-fluid">
  9. <a class="navbar-brand" href="https://sourcecodester.com">Sourcecodester</a>
  10. </div>
  11. </nav>
  12. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  13. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  14. <h3 class="text-primary">JavaScript - Count Total Letters In A String</h3>
  15. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  16. <div class="col-md-4">
  17. <div class="form-group">
  18. <textarea class="form-control" style="resize:none; height:150px;" id="string"></textarea>
  19. </div>
  20. <center><button class="btn btn-primary" onclick="countLetter();">Count</button></center>
  21. </div>
  22. <div class="col-md-8">
  23. <div id="result"></div>
  24. </div>
  25. </div>
  26. <script src="js/script.js"></script>
  27. </body>
  28. </html>

Creating the Script

This code contains the script of the application. This code will count the total letters in a string when the button is clicked. To do this just copy and write these block of codes as shown below inside the text editor and save it as script.js inside the js directory

  1. function countLetter() {
  2. var str=document.getElementById("string").value;
  3.  
  4. if(str==""){
  5. alert("Please enter something first!");
  6. }else{
  7. var letters = 0;
  8. var alphabet = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";
  9. var ar = alphabet.split("");
  10. for (var i=0; i<str.length;i++) {
  11. if (ar.indexOf(str[i]) > -1) {
  12. letters = letters + 1;
  13. }
  14. }
  15. }
  16.  
  17. document.getElementById('result').innerHTML="<center><h4>There are total of <span class='text-primary'>"+letters+"</span> letters in a given string.</h4></center>";
  18. }

There you have it we successfully created a Count Total Letters In A String using JavaScript. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

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