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Textarea autofocus Property

Textarea Object Reference Textarea Object

Example

Find out if a text area automatically gets focus upon page load:

var x = document.getElementById("myTextarea").autofocus;

The result of x will be:

true

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Definition and Usage

The autofocus property sets or returns whether a text area should automatically get focus when the page loads, or not.

This property reflects the HTML autofocus attribute.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autofocus property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: The autofocus property is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions or in Opera 12 and earlier versions.


Syntax

Return the autofocus property:

textareaObject.autofocus

Set the autofocus property:

textareaObject.autofocus=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a text area should get focus when the page loads, or not
  • true - The text area gets focus
  • false - Default. The text area does not get focus

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the text area automatically gets focus when the page loads, otherwise it returns false


Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> autofocus attribute


Textarea Object Reference Textarea Object

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