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How to specify the type of an input element using HTML ?
  • Last Updated : 25 Dec, 2020

In this article, we will specify the type of an input element using HTML. The HTML <input> type attribute is used to specify the type of <input> element to display. The default type of <input> type attribute is text.

Syntax:

<input type="value">

Attribute Values:

  • button: It is used to define a clickable Button in a Document. It is mostly used with the JavaScript to activate the script.
  • checkbox: It is used to define a checkbox field. The checkbox is shown as a square box that is ticked when it is activated. It allows the user to select one or more option among all the limited choices.
  • color: It is used to define a color picker. The value should be a seven-character hexadecimal notation. Its default value is #000000(black).
  • date: It is used to define a date picker or control field. The value will be the year, month and day.
  • email: It is used to define a field for email address. The input email id is automatically validated to check the format of the email id is correct or not.
  • file: It is used to specify the file select field and add a button to choose a file for upload to the form.
  • hidden: It is used to define an input hidden field. A hidden field also includes those data that could not be seen or modified by the users when submitted the form. A hidden field only stores those database records that need to be updated when submitting the form.
  • image: It is used to define an image as the submit button.
  • month: It is used to specify the control of month and year field. The value must be in the format of “YYYY-MM”.
  • number: It is used to specify an input field for entering a number.
  • password: It is used to specify the password field of input tag. Password should be served over the HTTPS pages because it include the sensitive information of the user.
  • radio: It is used to define a Radio Button. Radio Buttons are used to let the user select exactly one option from a list of predefined options. Radio Button input controls are created by using the “input” element with a type attribute having value as “radio”.
  • range: It is used to define control for a number entered by the user. It can set restrictions on unimportant number or value which will be entered by the user. Its default range from 0 to 100.
  • reset: It is used to defines a reset button. The reset button is used to reset all the form values to its initial values.
  • search: It is used to define a text field that entered a search string.
  • submit: It is used to define a submit button. It is used to submit all the user value to the form handler. The Form Handler is a server page that activates a script for processing all the input values.
  • tel: It is used to define a field that entering a user telephone Number.
  • text: It is used to define a single-line text field . The default width of the text field is 20 characters.
  • time: It is used to specify the entering time control field.
  • url: It is used to define a field that entered a URL. This input value is automatically validated before submitted the form.
  • week: It is used to define a week and a year control field.

Example:

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to specify the type of
        an input element using HTML?
    </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;">
  
    <h1 style="color:green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <h3>
        How to specify the type of an
        input element using HTML?
    </h3>
  
    <form action="#" method="get">
        Username: <input type="text" name="uname">
  
        <br><br>
  
        Password: <input type="password" name="pwd">
  
        <br><br>
  
        <button type="submit" value="submit">
            Submit
        </button>
  
        <button type="reset" value="reset">
            Reset
        </button>
    </form>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

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