HTML DOM Checkbox Object

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Checkbox Object

The Checkbox object represents a checkbox in an HTML form.

For each instance of an <input type="checkbox"> tag in an HTML form, a Checkbox object is created.

Checkboxes let a user select one or more options of a limited number of choices.

You can access a Checkbox object by searching through the elements[] array of a form, or by using document.getElementById().

Checkbox Object Properties

W3C: W3C Standard.

Property Description W3C
checked Sets or returns the checked state of a checkbox Yes
defaultChecked Returns the default value of the checked attribute Yes
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the checkbox Yes
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a checkbox Yes
type Returns which type of form element the checkbox is Yes
value Sets or returns the value of the value attribute of a checkbox Yes

Standard Properties, Methods, and Events

The Checkbox object also supports the standard properties, methods, and events.

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