Wednesday, July 23, 2014

jQuery - Enable and Disable Textbox (Make fields editable) and Update Button Value

Here is an example of making an input field editable by enabling/disabling it. The example also changes the Value of the submit button from 'Edit' to 'Update'.

You can test the code at this JSFiddle.

 <!DOCTYPE html>  
 <title>jQuery enable/disable button</title>  
 <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>  
 <script type='text/javascript'>  
           $('.enableOnInput').prop('disabled', false);  
 <style type='text/css'>  
    /* Lets use a Google Web Font :) */  
    @import url(;  
    /* Basic CSS for positioning etc */  
    body {  
      font-family: 'Finger Paint', cursive;  
      background-image: url('bg.jpg');  
    #frame {  
      width: 700px;  
      margin: auto;  
      margin-top: 125px;  
      border: solid 1px #CCC;  
      /* SOME CSS3 DIV SHADOW */  
      -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px #CCC;  
      -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px #CCC;  
      box-shadow: 0px 0px 10px #CCC;  
      /* CSS3 ROUNDED CORNERS */  
      -moz-border-radius: 5px;  
      -webkit-border-radius: 5px;  
      -khtml-border-radius: 5px;  
      border-radius: 5px;  
      background-color: #FFF;  
    #searchInput {  
      height: 30px;  
      line-height: 30px;  
      padding: 3px;  
      width: 300px;  
    #submitBtn {  
      height: 40px;  
      line-height: 40px;  
      width: 120px;  
      text-align: center;  
    #frame h1 {  
      text-align: center;  
    #frame div {  
      text-align: center;  
      margin-bottom: 30px;  
   <div id='frame'>    
           <div class='search'>  
                <h1>jQuery Enable and Disable button</h1>  
                <input type='text' name='searchQuery' id='searchInput' class='enableOnInput' disabled='disabled'/>   
                <input type='submit' name='submit' id='submitBtn' value='Edit'/>