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Textarea value Property

❮ Textarea Object

Example

Change the contents of a text area:

document.getElementById("myTextarea").value = "Fifth Avenue, New York City";
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Definition and Usage

The value property sets or returns the contents of a text area.

Note: The value of a text area is the text between the <textarea> and </textarea> tags.


Browser Support

Property
value Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the value property:

textareaObject.value

Set the value property:

textareaObject.value=text

Property Values

Value Description
text Specifies the value (contents) of the text area

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the contents/text of the text area

More Examples

Example

Get the contents of a text area:

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

The result of x will be:

342 Alvin Road
Ducksburg
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❮ Textarea Object