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Input Text disabled Property

Input Text Object Reference 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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The disabled property is supported in all major browsers.


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 Reference Input Text Object

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