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  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2022
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The DOM Textarea defaultValue Property is used to set or return the default value of the textarea field

Syntax:

  • It is used to return the defaultValue property.
textareaObject.defaultValue
  • It is used to set the defaultValue property:
textareaObject.defaultValue = text/value 

Property Values:

  • text: It specifies the default value of the text area.

Return Value: It returns the default value of the text area in the form of the string. 

Example-1: HTML program to illustrate set the DOM Textarea defaultValue Property

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
      DOM Textarea defaultValue Property
  </title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
         
        h1,
        h2 {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
 
    <h2>
        DOM Textarea defaultValue Property
    </h2>
 
    <textarea id="GFG"
              name="GFG_text">
        Portal for geeks.
    </textarea>
 
    <br>
    <br>
    <button type="button"
            onclick="myGeeks()">
      Submit
  </button>
    <p id="sudo"> </p>
    <script>
        function myGeeks() {
            document.getElementById("GFG").defaultValue =
                "A computer science portal for geeks";
 
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 

Before Clicking On Button:

  

After Clicking On Button:

  

Example-2: HTML program to illustrate return the DOM Textarea defaultValue Property

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
      DOM Textarea defaultValue Property
  </title>
    <style>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
         
        h1,
        h2 {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
 
    <h2>
        DOM Textarea defaultValue Property
    </h2>
 
    <textarea id="GFG"
              name="GFG_text">
        Portal for geeks.
    </textarea>
 
    <br>
    <br>
    <button type="button"
            onclick="myGeeks()">
      Submit
  </button>
    <p id="sudo"> </p>
    <script>
        function myGeeks() {
            var x =
                document.getElementById("GFG").defaultValue;
           
            document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML =
                "Default value is " + x;
 
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

Before Clicking On Button:

  

After Clicking On Button:

  

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Textarea defaultValue Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 5
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 1

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