Input Checkbox autofocus Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Input Checkbox


The autofocus property sets or gets whether a checkbox should get focus when the page loads.

This property reflects the HTML autofocus attribute.

Set the autofocus property with the following Values

Value Description
true|false Sets whether a checkbox should get focus when the page loads
  • true - The checkbox gets focus
  • false - Default. The checkbox does not get focus

Return Value

A Boolean, returns true if the checkbox gets focus when the page loads, otherwise it returns false

The following code shows how to check if a checkbox automatically gets focus upon page load:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>
Checkbox: <input type="checkbox" id="myCheck" autofocus>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

function myFunction() {//from  w ww.j a  v  a 2s  . com
    var x = document.getElementById("myCheck").autofocus;
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x;


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