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Input Checkbox name Property

Input Checkbox Object Reference Input Checkbox Object

Example

Get the name of a checkbox:

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

The result of x will be:

myname

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Definition and Usage

The name property sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a checkbox.

The name attribute is used to identify form data after it has been submitted to the server, or to reference form data using JavaScript on the client side.

Note: Only form elements with a name attribute will have their values passed when submitting a form.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The name property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the name property:

checkboxObject.name

Set the name property:

checkboxObject.name=name

Property Values

Value Description
name Specifies the name of the checkbox

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the name of the checkbox

More Examples

Example

Change the name of a checkbox:

document.getElementById("myCheck").name = "newCheckboxName";

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> name attribute


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