HTMLSelectElement.disabled

The HTMLSelectElement.disabled Is a Boolean that reflects the disabled HTML attribute, which indicates whether the control is disabled. If it is disabled, it does not accept clicks. A disabled element is unusable and un-clickable.

Syntax

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aSelectElement.disabled = aBool;

 

Example

HTML

<label>
  Allow drinks?
  <input id="allow-drinks" type="checkbox"/>
</label>

<label for="drink-select">Drink selection:</label>
<select id="drink-select" disabled>
  <option value="1">Water</option>
  <option value="2">Beer</option>
  <option value="3">Pepsi</option>
  <option value="4">Whisky</option>
</select>

JavaScript

var allowDrinksCheckbox = document.getElementById("allow-drinks");
var drinkSelect = document.getElementById("drink-select");

allowDrinksCheckbox.addEventListener("change", function(event) {
  if (event.target.checked) {
    drinkSelect.disabled = false;
  } else {
    drinkSelect.disabled = true;
  }
}, false);

Result

 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'disable' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, snapshot of HTML Living Standard.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support 9Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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