HTMLSelectElement.autofocus

The HTMLSelectElement.autofocus property is a Boolean that reflects the autofocus HTML attribute, which indicates whether the associated <select> element  will get input focus when the page loads, unless the user overrides it.

Only one form-associated element in a document can have this attribute specified. If there are several, the first element with the attribute set inserted, usually the first such element on the page, get the initial focus.

Setting this property doesn't set the focus to the associated <select> element: it merely tells the browser to focus to it when the element is inserted in the document. Setting it after the insertion, that is most of the time after the document load, has no visible effect.

SyntaxEdit

aBool = aSelectElement.autofocus; // Get the value of autofocus
aSelectElement.autofocus = aBool; // Set the value of autofocus

Example

HTML

<select id="mySelect" autofocus>
  <option>Option 1</option>
  <option>Option 2</option>
</select>

JavaScript

// Check if the autofocus attribute on the <select>
var hasAutofocus = document.getElementById('mySelect').autofocus;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'autofocus' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'autofocus' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 10Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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