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Input Email readOnly Property

Input Email Object Reference Input Email Object

Example

Set an email field to read-only:

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

The result will be:

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Definition and Usage

The readOnly property sets or returns whether an email 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

Syntax

Return the readOnly property:

emailObject.readOnly

Set the readOnly property:

emailObject.readOnly=true|false

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

Find out if an email field is read-only or not:

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

The result of x will be:

true
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> readonly attribute


Input Email Object Reference Input Email Object