Sets or retrieves the value indicated whether the content of the object is read-only.
|Scripting||object.readOnly [ = bRead ]|
specifies or receives one of the following values.|
|false||Default. Property is not set on the object.|
|true||Object is set to read-only.|
The property is read/write.
The property has a default value of
Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.
If the value of the readOnly property is set to true, the user cannot enter or edit text in the control. When set to true, the property still allows the object to receive the focus, whereas the disabled property does not.
This property is defined in
HTML 4.0 and
is defined in
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 .