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Input Checkbox disabled Property

Input Checkbox Object Reference Input Checkbox Object

Example

Disable a checkbox:

document.getElementById("myCheck").disabled = true;

The result will be:


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Definition and Usage

The disabled property sets or returns whether a checkbox should be disabled, or not.

A disabled element is unusable and un-clickable. Disabled elements are usually rendered in gray by default in browsers.

This property reflects the HTML disabled attribute.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The disabled property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the disabled property:

checkboxObject.disabled

Set the disabled property:

checkboxObject.disabled=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a checkbox should be disabled or not

Possible values:
  • true - The checkbox is disabled
  • false - Default. The checkbox is not disabled

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the checkbox is disabled, otherwise it returns false


More Examples

Example

Find out if a checkbox is disabled or not:

var x = document.getElementById("myCheck").disabled;

The result of x will be:

false

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Example

Disable and un-disable a checkbox:

function disable() {
    document.getElementById("myCheck").disabled = true;
}

function undisable() {
    document.getElementById("myCheck").disabled = false;
}

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> disabled attribute


Input Checkbox Object Reference Input Checkbox Object

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