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Input Password readOnly Property

Input Password Object Reference Input Password Object

Example

Set a password field to read-only:

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

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Definition and Usage

The readOnly property sets or returns whether a password field is 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.

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.


Syntax

Return the readOnly property:

passwordObject.readOnly

Set the readOnly property:

passwordObject.readOnly=true|false

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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


More Examples

Example

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

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

The result of x will be:

true

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> readonly attribute


Input Password Object Reference Input Password Object

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