Textarea readOnly Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Textarea


The readOnly property sets or gets whether the contents of a text area should be read-only.

This property reflects the HTML readonly attribute.

Set the readOnly property with the following Values

Value Description
true|false Sets whether a text area should be read-only

Return Value

A Boolean, returns true if the text area is read-only, otherwise it returns false

The following code shows how to Set a text area to be read-only:

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

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

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


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