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Input Search readOnly Property

Input Search Object Reference Input Search Object

Example

Set a search field to read-only:

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

The result will be:


Try it yourself »


Definition and Usage

The readOnly property sets or returns whether a search 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.


Syntax

Return the readOnly property:

searchObject.readOnly

Set the readOnly property:

searchObject.readOnly=true|false

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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


More Examples

Example

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

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

The result of x will be:

true

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> readonly attribute


Input Search Object Reference Input Search Object

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