jQuery Make Textarea Readonly

In this tutorial we will see how to Make Textarea Readonly with jQuery. The jQuery prop() method can be used to change the textarea element into readonly tag, users won't be able to make any changes to the content of textarea.

HTML Code

HTML code is given below, in this code we have a textarea tag and a button tag.

Id attribute is used to define id of textarea and button tags, a jQuery function will be executed on click event of HTML button.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Make Textarea Readonly</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<textarea id="textarea" rows="5" cols="50">This is 
Readonly Textarea!</textarea>
<br>    
<button id="btn">Make it Readonly</button>
              
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, in this code jQuery id selector is used to select the button tag and .click() method is used to bind the click event with the button tag, when button is clicked a jQuery function will be executed.

This function will set the readonly attribute of the textarea tag, The jQuery prop() method is used for this purpose.

jQuery prop() method sets or returns properties and values of the selected elements.

<script>
$('#btn').click( function(){
 $('#textarea').prop('readonly', true);    
});  
</script>

To remove the readonly attribute.

<script>
$('#btn').click( function(){
 $('#textarea').prop('readonly', false);    
});  
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

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