How can I set focus on an element in an HTML form using JavaScript

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I have a web form with a text box in it. How do I go about setting focus to the text box by default?

Something like this:

<body onload='setFocusToTextBox()'>

so can anybody help me with it? I don't know how to set focus to the text box with JavaScript.

<script>
  function setFocusToTextBox(){
    //What to do here
  }
</script>
Sep 2, 2020 in Java-Script by kartik
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2 answers to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

Do this.

If your element is something like this..

<input type="text" id="mytext"/>

Your script would be

<script>
function setFocusToTextBox(){
    document.getElementById("mytext").focus();
}
</script>

Hope it helps!!
Thank you!!

answered Sep 2, 2020 by Niroj
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Hi Kartik, try the following script
<script>
 (window.onload = function setFocusToTextBox(){
 var mytextbox = document.getElementById("mytextboxName").focus();
  })();
</script>

Hope it helps?
answered Sep 24, 2020 by Okugbe
• 280 points

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