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HTML DOM Input Text Object


Input Text Object

The Input Text object represents an HTML <input> element with type="text".

Access an Input Text Object

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

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

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

Create an Input Text Object

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

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

Input Text Object Properties

= Property added in HTML5.

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

Standard Properties and Events

The Input Text 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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