:disabled Selector


disabled selector

Description: Selects all elements that are disabled.

  • version added: 1.0jQuery( ":disabled" )

As with other pseudo-class selectors (those that begin with a ":"), it is recommended to precede it with a tag name or some other selector; otherwise, the universal selector ("*") is implied. In other words, the bare $(':disabled') is equivalent to $('*:disabled'), so $('input:disabled') or similar should be used instead.

Although their resulting selections are usually the same, the :disabled selector is subtly different from the [disabled] attribute selector; :disabled checks the boolean (true/false) value of the element's disabled property while [disabled] checks for the existence of the disabled attribute.

The :disabled selector should only be used for selecting HTML elements that support the disabled attribute (<button>, <input>, <optgroup>, <option>, <select>, and <textarea>).

Example:

Finds all input elements that are disabled.

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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>disabled demo</title>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.10.2.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<input name="email" disabled="disabled">
<input name="id">
</form>
<script>
$( "input:disabled" ).val( "this is it" );
</script>
</body>
</html>

Demo: