Textarea disabled Property

Textarea Object Reference Textarea Object

Example

Disable a text area:

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

The result will be:


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Definition and Usage

The disabled property sets or returns whether a text area 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.

Tip: If you want the contents of a text area to be read-only. use the readOnly property.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The disabled property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the disabled property:

textareaObject.disabled

Set the disabled property:

textareaObject.disabled=true|false

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

Find out if a text area is disabled, or not:

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

The result of x will be:

false

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Example

Disable and undisable a text area:

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

function undisableTxt() {
    document.getElementById("myTextarea").disabled = false;
}

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <textarea> disabled attribute


Textarea Object Reference Textarea Object

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