Input Search value Property

Input Search Object Reference Input Search Object

Example

Change the text of a search field:

document.getElementById("mySearch").value = "Favorite Cars";

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Definition and Usage

The value property sets or returns the value of the value attribute of a search field.

The value attribute specifies the default value OR the value a user types in (or a value set by a script).


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The value property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the value property:

searchObject.value

Set the value property:

searchObject.value=text

Property Values

Value Description
text Specifies the value of the search field

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the value of the search field

More Examples

Example

Get the text of a search field:

var x = document.getElementById("mySeach").value;

The result of x will be:

Food

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Example

An example that shows the difference between the defaultValue and value property:

var x = document.getElementById("mySearch");
var defaultVal = x.defaultValue;
var currentVal = x.value;

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> value attribute


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