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Input Text size Property

Input Text Object Reference Input Text Object

Example

Set the width of a text field:

document.getElementById("myText").size = "50";

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Definition and Usage

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

The size attribute specifies the width of a text field (in number of characters).

The default value is 20.

Tip: To set or return the maximum number of characters allowed in the password field, use the maxLength property.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The size property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the size property:

textObject.size

Set the size property:

textObject.size=number

Property Values

Value Description
number Specifies the width of the text field, in characters. Default value is 20

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the width of the text field, in number of characters

More Examples

Example

Get the width of a text field:

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

The result of x will be:

30

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