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Form autocomplete Property

❮ Form Object

Example

Set autocomplete to off:

document.getElementById("myForm").autocomplete = "off";
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Definition and Usage

The autocomplete property sets or returns the value of the autocomplete attribute in a form.

When autocomplete is on, the browser automatically complete values based on values that the user has entered before.

Tip: It is possible to have autocomplete "on" for the form, and "off" for specific input fields, or vice versa.

Tip: In some browsers you may need to activate an autocomplete function for this to work (Look under "Preferences" in the browser's menu).


Browser Support

Property
autocomplete Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the autocomplete property:

formObject.autocomplete

Set the autocomplete property:

formObject.autocomplete=on|off

Property Values

Value Description
on Default. The browser will automatically complete values based on values that the user has entered before
off The user must enter a value into each field for every use. The browser does not automatically complete entries

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the state of autocompletion

More Examples

Example

Return the state of autocompletion:

var x = document.getElementById("myForm").autocomplete;

The result of x will be:

on
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <form> autocomplete attribute


❮ Form Object