Input Date readOnly Property

Input Date Object Reference Input Date Object


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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The readOnly property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: The <input type="date"> element is not supported in Internet Explorer or Firefox.


Return the readOnly property:


Set the readOnly property:


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


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

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

The result of x will be:


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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> readonly attribute

Input Date Object Reference Input Date Object


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