# HTML DOM Input Text maxLength Property

The HTML DOM Input Text maxLength property is used for setting or returning the maxlength attribute of the input text field. The maxLength property specifies the maximum number of characters you can type in a text field.

## Syntax

Following is the syntax for −

Setting the maxLength property −

textObject.maxLength = integer

Here, integer specifies the maximum number of characters that can be typed in the text field.

## Example

Let us look at an example for the maxLength property −

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<h1>Input Text maxLength Property</h1>
<p>Increase the maximum number of characters to be entered for the above field by clicking below button</p>
<button onclick="changeMax()">CHANGE LENGTH</button>
<p id="Sample"></p>
<script>
function changeMax() {
document.getElementById("USR").maxLength = "15";
document.getElementById("Sample").innerHTML = "Maximum number of characters are now increased to 15";
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

## Output

This will produce the following output. Only 5 characters are allowed since we have set maxLength 5 −

On clicking the CHANGE LENGTH button −