Textarea required Property

Textarea Object Reference Textarea Object

Example

Find out if a text area must be filled out before submitting a form:

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

The result of x will be:

true

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Definition and Usage

The required property sets or returns whether a text area must be filled out before submitting a form.

This property reflects the HTML required attribute.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The required property is supported in all major browsers, except Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions, and Safari.


Syntax

Return the required property:

textareaObject.required

Set the required property:

textareaObject.required=true|false

Property Values

Value Description
true|false Specifies whether a text area should be a required part of form submission.
  • true - The text area is a required part of form submission
  • false - Default. The text area is not a required part of form submission

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the text area is a required part of form submission, otherwise it returns false

More Examples

Example

Set a text area to be a required part of form submission:

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

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <textarea> required attribute


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