Textarea disabled Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Textarea


The disabled property sets or gets whether a text area should be disabled.

This property reflects the HTML disabled attribute.

Set the disabled property with the following Values

Value Description
true|false Sets whether a text area should be disabled

Return Value

A Boolean, returns true if the text area is disabled, otherwise it returns false

The following code shows how to disable a text area:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<textarea id="myTextarea">
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New York</textarea>

<p>Click the button to disable the text area.</p>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Disable Textarea</button>

function myFunction() {
    document.getElementById("myTextarea").disabled = true;


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