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How to Set Readonly Textbox using jQuery

Nov 17, 2012

Here I will explain how to make or set textbox readonly using jQuery.

In previous post I explained Simple Accordion menu using jQuery, split the string using split function in jquery and many articles relating to jQuery. Now I will explain how to make or set textbox read only in jQuery.

If we want to make textbox readonly using jQuery we need to write the code like as shown below

$('#<%=txtUserName.ClientID%>').attr('readonly', true);
If you want check this code in complete example check below code


<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
<title>Set textbox readonly in jQuery</title>
<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
$('#<%=txtUserName.ClientID%>').attr('readonly', true);
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:TextBox ID="txtUserName" runat="server" />

Try to enter text in below textbox

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