HTML | DOM Input Text placeholder Property

The Input Text Placeholder property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the placeholder attribute of a text 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 Input Text Placeholder property.
    passwordObject.placeholder
  • It is used to set Input Text Placeholder property.
    passwordObject.placeholder = text

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



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

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

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        HTML DOM Input Text Placeholder Property
    </title
</head
  
<body style="text-align:center;"
  
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1
  
    <h2>DOM Input Text placeholder Property</h2
  
    <input type="text" id="text_id" placeholder="GeeksForGeeks"
  
    <br><br>
      
    <button onclick="myGeeks()">Click Here!</button
      
    <p id="GFG" style="font-size:25px;"></p
      
    <!-- script to return the placeholder Property-->
    <script
        function myGeeks() { 
            var txt = document.getElementById("text_id").placeholder;
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = txt; 
        
    </script
</body
  
</html>                    

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Output:
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After Clicking the Button:

Example 2: This example illustrate how to set Input Text Placeholder Property.

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title
        HTML DOM Input Text Placeholder Property
    </title
</head
  
<body style="text-align:center;"
  
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1
  
    <h2>DOM Input Text placeholder Property</h2
  
    <input type="text" id="text_id" placeholder="GeeksForGeeks"
  
    <br><br>
      
    <button onclick="myGeeks()">Click Here!</button
      
    <p id="GFG" style="font-size:20px;"></p
      
    <!-- script to set the placeholder Property-->
    <script
        function myGeeks() { 
            var txt = document.getElementById("text_id").placeholder
                    = "HelloGeeks";
                      
            document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML
                    = "The value of the placeholder attribute "
                      + "was changed to " + txt; 
        
    </script
</body
  
</html>                    

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Output:
Before Clicking the Button:

After Clicking the Button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Input Text placeholder property are listed below:

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


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