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Input Date readOnly Property

❮ Input Date Object

Example

Set a date field to read-only:

document.getElementById("myDate").readOnly = true;

The result will be:

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Definition and Usage

The readOnly property sets or returns whether a date field should be read-only, or not.

A read-only field cannot be modified. However, a user can tab to it, highlight it, and copy the text from it.

This property reflects the HTML readonly attribute.

Tip: To prevent the user from interacting with the field, use the disabled property instead.


Browser Support

Property
readOnly Yes 10.0 Yes Yes Yes

Note: The <input type="date"> element does not show any date field/calendar in Firefox.


Syntax

Return the readOnly property:

inputdateObject.readOnly

Set the readOnly property:

inputdateObject.readOnly=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a date field should be read-only, or not
  • true - The date field is read-only
  • false - Default. The date field is not read-only

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the date field is read-only, otherwise it returns false

More Examples

Example

Find out if a date field is read-only or not:

var x = document.getElementById("myDate").readOnly;

The result of x will be:

true
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> readonly attribute


❮ Input Date Object