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HTML | DOM Input Search placeholder Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 12 Mar, 2019

The DOM Input Search placeholder Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the placeholder attribute of a search field. The placeholder attribute specifies the short hint that describes the expected value of an input field. The short hint is displayed in the field before the user enters a value.

Syntax:

  • It returns the placeholder property.
    searchObject.placeholder
  • It is used to set the placeholder property.
    searchObject.placeholder = text

Property Value: It contains single value text which is used to define a short hint that describes an expected value of the search Field.

Return Value: It returns a string value which represented a short hint that describes the expected value of the search Field.

Example-1: This example illustrates how to return Input search Placeholder property.



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      Input Search placeholder Property
  </title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Search placeholder Property</h2>
    <form id="myGeeks">
        <input type="Search" 
               id="test" 
               placeholder="Type to search.." 
               readOnly>
    </form>
    <br>
    <br>
    <button ondblclick="Access()">
      click here
    </button>
  
    <p id="check" 
       style="font-size:24px;
              color:green;">
  </p>
  
    <script>
        function Access() {
  
            // type="search" 
            var s = document.getElementById(
                "test").placeholder;
            
            document.getElementById(
                "check").innerHTML = s;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Example-2: This Example illustrates that how to set the Input search Placeholder Property.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      Input Search placeholder Property
  </title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Input Search placeholder Property</h2>
    <form id="myGeeks">
        <input type="Search" 
               id="test" 
               placeholder="Type to search.." 
               readOnly>
    </form>
    <br>
    <br>
    <button ondblclick="Access()">
      click here
    </button>
  
    <p id="check" 
       style="font-size:24px;
              color:green;">
  </p>
  
    <script>
        function Access() {
  
            // type="search" 
            var s = document.getElementById(
                "test").placeholder = "search here";
            
            document.getElementById(
                "check").innerHTML = 
            "The value of the Placeholder attribute was canged to "
            + s;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM input search placeholder Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10.0 +
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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