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The disabled attribute in HTML indicates whether the element is disabled or not. If this attribute is set, the element is disabled. The disabled attribute is usually drawn with grayed-out text. If the element is disabled, it does not respond to user actions, it cannot be focused. It is a boolean attribute.

Usage: It can be used on the following elements: <button>, <input>, <option>, <select>, <textarea>, <fieldset>, <optgroup> and <keygen>. 

Syntax:  

<tag disabled></tag>

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled button-->
    <button type="button" disabled>Click Me!</button>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

button

<input>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the input is disabled. A disabled input is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled input-->
    <label>Input:
        <input type="text" name="value"
            value="This input field is disabled" disabled>
    </label>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

input

<option>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the option field is disabled. A disabled option is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled input-->
     
<p>Volvo is disabled.</p>
 
    <select>
        <option value="volvo" disabled>Volvo</option>
        <option value="saab">Saab</option>
        <option value="vw">VW</option>
        <option value="audi">Audi</option>
    </select><br>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

option

<select>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the select field is disabled. A disabled select is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled input-->
     
<p>This select field is disabled.</p>
 
    <select disabled>
        <option value="binary">Binary Search</option>
        <option value="linear">Linear Search</option>
        <option value="interpolation">
            Interpolation Search
        </option>
    </select>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

select

<textarea>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the textarea field is disabled. A disabled textarea is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled textarea-->
    <textarea disabled>
        This textarea field is disabled.
    </textarea>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

textarea

<fieldset>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the fieldset is disabled. A disabled fieldset is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled fieldset-->
     
<p>This field set is disabled.</p>
 
    <fieldset disabled>
        Name: <input type="text"><br>
    </fieldset>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

fieldset

<optgroup>: When the disabled attribute is present, it specifies that the optgroup is disabled. A disabled optgroup is unusable and un-clickable.

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>HTML disabled Attribute</title>
</head>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML disabled Attribute</h2>
 
    <!--A disabled optgroup-->
    <select>
        <optgroup label="German Cars" disabled>
            <option value="mercedes">Mercedes</option>
            <option value="audi">Audi</option>
        </optgroup>
    </select>
</body>
</html>

Output: 

optgroup

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by disabled attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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