HTML DOM Input Submit autofocus property

The HTML DOM Input Submit autofocus property is associated with the HTML <input> element’s autofocus attribute. This property is used for setting or returning if the submit button should be automatically focused when the page loads or not.


Following is the syntax for −

Setting the autofocus property −

submitObject.autofocus = true|false

Here, true represents that the submit button should get focus and false represents otherwise. It is set to false by default.


Let us look at an example for the Input Submit autofocus property −

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1> Submit Autofocus property</h1>
<form action=”/Sample_page.php” style="border:solid 2px green;padding:2px">
UserName: <input type="text" id="USR"><br>
Location: <input type="text" id=“Loc”><br><br>
<input type="submit" id="SUBMIT1" autofocus>
<p>Get the submit button autofocus property value by clicking the below button</p>
<button type="button()" onclick="FocusVal()">CHECK</button>
<p id="Sample"></p>
   function FocusVal(){
      var f = document.getElementById("SUBMIT1").autofocus;
      document.getElementById("Sample").innerHTML = "The submit button autofocus property is set to: "+f;


This will produce the following output −

On clicking the CHECK button −