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Input Text disabled Property

❮ Input Text Object

Example

Disable a text field:

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

The result will be:

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Definition and Usage

The disabled property sets or returns whether a text field is disabled, or not.

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


Browser Support

Property
disabled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the disabled property:

textObject.disabled

Set the disabled property:

textObject.disabled=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a text field should be disabled or not.
  • true - The text field is disabled
  • false - Default. The text field is not disabled

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the text field is disabled, otherwise it returns false

More Examples

Example

Find out if a text field is disabled or not:

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

The result of x will be:

false
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Example

Disable and undisable a text field:

function disableTxt() {
    document.getElementById("myText").disabled = true;
}

function undisableTxt() {
    document.getElementById("myText").disabled = false;
}
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> disabled attribute


❮ Input Text Object