HTML | DOM Input Search Object

The Input Search object is used for representing an HTML <input> element of the type=”search”.
The Input Search Object is a new object in HTML5.

Syntax:

  • For creating a <input> element with the type =”search”:
    var gfg = document.createElement("input");
    gfg.setAttribute("type", "search");
    
  • Syntax For accessing a <input> element with the type =”search”:
    var s = document.getElementById("search_object");

Property Values:

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

Below programs illustrate the Search Object :
Example-1: Creating a <input> element with the type =”search” .

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Input Search Object</title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Search Object</h2>
  
    <p>Double Click the "Create" 
      button to create a search field.</p>
  
    <button ondblclick="Create()">Create
  </button>
  
    <script>
        function Create() {
            
            // Create input element with type search.
            var s = document.createElement("INPUT");
            s.setAttribute("type", "search");
            document.body.appendChild(s);
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

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Example-2: Accessing a <input> element with the type =”datetime-local” .

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Input Search Object</title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Search Object</h2>
  
    <input type="Search" 
           id="test"
           placeholder="Type to search..">
  
    <p>Double Click the "Access" button to 
      access a search field.</p>
  
    <button ondblclick="Access()">Access
  </button>
  
    <p id="check"></p>
  
    <script>
        function Access() {
            
            // Accessing value of input element
            // type="search" 
            var s = document.getElementById(
              "test").value;
            document.getElementById(
              "check").innerHTML = s;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

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Supported Browsers:

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari


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