Input Radio checked Property

Input Radio Object Reference Input Radio Object

Example

Check and un-check a specific radio button:

function check() {
    document.getElementById("red").checked = true;
}

function uncheck() {
    document.getElementById("red").checked = false;
}

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Definition and Usage

The checked property sets or returns the checked state of a radio button.

This property reflects the HTML checked attribute.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The checked property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the checked property:

radioObject.checked

Set the checked property:

radioObject.checked=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a radio button should be checked or not.
  • true - The radio button is checked
  • false - Default. The radio button is not checked

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the radio button is checked, and false if the radio button is not checked

More Examples

Example

Find out if a radio button is checked or not:

var x = document.getElementById("myRadio").checked;

The result of x will be:

true

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Example

Use a radio button to convert text in an input field to uppercase:

document.getElementById("fname").value = document.getElementById("fname").value.toUpperCase();

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Example

Several radio buttons in a form:

var coffee = document.forms[0];
var txt = "";
var i;
for (i = 0; i < coffee.length; i++) {
    if (coffee[i].checked) {
        txt = txt + coffee[i].value + " ";
    }
}
document.getElementById("order").value = "You ordered a coffee with: " + txt;

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> checked attribute


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