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Select disabled Property

Select Object Reference Select Object

Example

Disable a drop-down list:

document.getElementById("mySelect").disabled=true;

The result will be:


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Definition and Usage

The disabled property sets or returns whether a drop-down list should be disabled, or not.

A disabled element is unusable and un-clickable. Disabled elements are usually rendered in gray by default in browsers.

This property reflects the HTML disabled attribute.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The disabled property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the disabled property:

selectObject.disabled

Set the disabled property:

selectObject.disabled=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a drop-down list should be disabled or not.
  • true - The drop-down list is disabled
  • false - Default. The drop-down list is not disabled

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the drop-down list is disabled, otherwise it returns false


More Examples

Example

Find out if a drop-down list is disabled or not:

var x = document.getElementById("mySelect").disabled;

The result of x will be:

true

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <select> disabled attribute


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