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Input Date required Property

❮ Input Date Object

Example

Find out if a date field must be filled out before submitting a form:

var x = document.getElementById("myDate").required;
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Definition and Usage

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

This property reflects the HTML required attribute.


Browser Support

Property
required Yes 10.0 Yes Yes Yes

Note: The <input type="date"> element does not show any date field/calendar in IE11 and earlier versions.


Syntax

Return the required property:

dateObject.required

Set the required property:

dateObject.required = true|false

Property Values

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


Technical Details

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

More Examples

Example

Set a date field to be a required part of form submission:

document.getElementById("myDate").required = true;
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HTML reference: HTML <input> required attribute


❮ Input Date Object