Enable and disable textbox using jQuery

  • We can disable or enable controls using jQuery.
  • We need to use jQuery selectors to select an element to disable and by setting the disabled preperty we can achieve the disabling of an element.

Example :

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function () {
        $('#enable').click(function () {
        $('#disable').click(function () {
            $('#textBox').attr("disabled", "disabled");
<input type="text" id="textBox" />
<button id="enable">Enable</button>
<button id="disable">Disable</button>

Demo :

In the above example, on click of disable button, we are selecting the textbox element using id selector, then using attr() method we are setting its disabled property. On click of enable button we are removing the disabled property using removeAttr() method and textbox is back to enable state again.

We can also use following syntax : 


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