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How to disable or enable a form element using jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery prop() method

You can simply use the jQuery prop() method to disable or enable form elements or controls like <input>, <select>, <textarea>, etc. dynamically using jQuery.

The prop() method require jQuery 1.6 and above. Here's an example:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <title>Disable or Enable an Input with jQuery</title>
  • <style type="text/css">
  •     label {
  •         display: block;
  •         margin: 10px 0;
  •     }
  • </style>
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
  • <script type="text/javascript">
  •     $(document).ready(function(){
  •         $('form input[type="submit"]').prop("disabled", true);
  •         $(".agree").click(function(){
  •             if($(this).prop("checked") == true){
  •                 $('form input[type="submit"]').prop("disabled", false);
  •             }
  •             else if($(this).prop("checked") == false){
  •                 $('form input[type="submit"]').prop("disabled", true);
  •             }
  •         });
  •     });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <form>
  •         <label>Name: <input type="text" name="username"></label>
  •         <label>Email: <input type="email" name="email"></label>
  •         <label><input type="checkbox" class="agree"> I agree to terms and conditions.</label>
  •         <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  •     </form>
  • </body>
  • </html>

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