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HTML DOM Input Search Object


Input Search Object

The Input Search Object is new in HTML5.

The Input Search object represents an HTML <input> element with type="search".

Access an Input Search Object

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

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

Tip: You can also access an Input Search object by searching through the elements collection of a form.

Create an Input Search Object

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

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

Input Search Object Properties

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

Input Search Object Methods

Method Description
blur() Removes focus from a search field
focus() Gives focus to a search field

Standard Properties and Events

The Input Search 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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