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textLength property (input, textarea)

Browser support:
Returns the length of the text in a form control.
For a cross-browser solution, use the value.length property instead.


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

Possible values:

Integer that retrieves the length of the text in the current element.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the textLength property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetLengthOfText () {
            var input = document.getElementById ("input");
            alert (input.textLength);
    <button onclick="GetLengthOfText ();">Get the length of following text!</button>
    <input id="input" type="text" value="123456789" />
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