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HTML DOM Input Password Object


Input Password Object

The Input Password object represents an HTML <input> element with type="password".

Access an Input Password Object

You can access an <input> element with type="password" by using getElementById():

var x = document.getElementById("myPsw"); Try it

Tip: You can also access <input type="password"> by searching through the elements collection of a form.

Create an Input Password Object

You can create an <input> element with type="password" by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("INPUT");
x.setAttribute("type", "password"); Try it

Input Password Object Properties

= Property added in HTML5.

Property Description
autocomplete Sets or returns the value of the autocomplete attribute of a password field
autofocus Sets or returns whether a password field should automatically get focus when the page loads
defaultValue Sets or returns the default value of a password field
disabled Sets or returns whether the password field is disabled, or not
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the password field
maxLength Sets or returns the value of the maxlength attribute of a password field
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a password field
pattern Sets or returns the value of the pattern attribute of a password field
placeholder Sets or returns the value of the placeholder attribute of a password field
readOnly Sets or returns whether a password field is read-only, or not
required Sets or returns whether the password field must be filled out before submitting a form
size Sets or returns the value of the size attribute of a password field
type Returns which type of form element a password field is
value Sets or returns the value of the value attribute of the password field

Input Password Object Methods

Method Description
select() Selects the content of a password field

Standard Properties and Events

The Input Password object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Forms

HTML reference: HTML <input> tag

HTML reference: HTML <input> type attribute



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