Input Checkbox name Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Input Checkbox


The name property sets or gets the value of the name attribute of a checkbox.

Set the name property with the following Values

Value Description
name Sets the name of the checkbox

Return Value

A String, representing the name of the checkbox

The following code shows how to get the name of a checkbox:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

A Checkbox: <input type="checkbox" id="myCheck" name="myname">

<button onclick="display()">Display name</button>
<button onclick="change()">Change name</button>

function display() {
    var x = document.getElementById("myCheck").name;
    console.log("The name of the checkbox is: " + x);

function change() {// w  w w  .ja  va 2  s  .  c o m
    var x = document.getElementById("myCheck").name = "newCheckboxName";
    console.log("The name was changed to: " + x);


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