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Input Date Object

The Input Date object represents an HTML <input> element with type="date".

Note: <input type="date"> does not show as a proper date field in IE11, and earlier.

Access an Input Date Object

You can access an <input> element with type="date" by using getElementById():

Example

var x = document.getElementById("myDate");
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Tip: You can also access <input type="date"> by searching through the elements collection of a form.

Create an Input Date Object

You can create an <input> element with type="date" by using the document.createElement() method:

Example

var x = document.createElement("INPUT");
x.setAttribute("type", "date");
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Input Date Object Properties

Property Description
autocomplete Sets or returns the value of the autocomplete attribute of a date field
autofocus Sets or returns whether a date field should automatically get focus when the page loads
defaultValue Sets or returns the default value of a date field
disabled Sets or returns whether a date field is disabled, or not
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the date field
list Returns a reference to the datalist that contains the date field
max Sets or returns the value of the max attribute of the date field
min Sets or returns the value of the min attribute of the date field
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a date field
readOnly Sets or returns whether the date field is read-only, or not
required Sets or returns whether the date field must be filled out before submitting a form
step Sets or returns the value of the step attribute of the date field
type Returns which type of form element the date field is
value Sets or returns the value of the value attribute of a date field

Input Date Object Methods

Method Description
select() Selects the content of a date text field
stepDown() Decrements the value of the date field by a specified number
stepUp() Increments the value of the date field by a specified number

Standard Properties and Events

The Input Date object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Forms

HTML reference: HTML <input> tag

HTML reference: HTML <input> type attribute