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status property (input, textarea)

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Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the current element is selected.
The status property is equivalent to the checked property for input:checkbox and input:radio elements and has no effect for textarea elements. Therefore, use the cross-browser checked property instead.


You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read/write.

Possible values:

Boolean or null that specifies or retrieves the status of the element.
One of the following values:
The element is not selected.
The status property has no meaning for the current elemet.
The element is selected.
Default: false.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the status property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetCheckedState () {
            var input = document.getElementById ("myInput");
            var isChecked = input.status ? input.status : input.checked;
            isChecked = (isChecked)? "checked" : "not checked";
            alert ("The checkBox is " + isChecked);
    Check it!
    <input type="checkBox" id="myInput" onclick="GetCheckedState ();"/>
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