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Input Text autofocus Property

❮ Input Text Object

Example

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

var x = document.getElementById("myPassword").autofocus;
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Definition and Usage

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

This property reflects the HTML autofocus attribute.


Browser Support

Property
autofocus Yes 10.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the autofocus property:

textObject.autofocus

Set the autofocus property:

textObject.autofocus = true|false

Property Values

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

Technical Details

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

Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> autofocus attribute


❮ Input Text Object