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HTML <button> hidden Attribute

A hidden attribute on a <button> tag hides the button.

Although the button is not visible, its position on the page is maintained.

Example

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A hidden attribute on a <button>.
The button is not visible.

An invisible button:

<p>An invisible button:</p>

<button type="button" hidden>My Button</button>

Using hidden

The hidden attribute hides the <button> element.

You can specify either 'hidden' (without value) or 'hidden="hidden"'. Both are valid.

A hidden <button> is not visible, but maintains its position on the page.


Syntax

<button hidden>
or
<button hidden="hidden">

Values

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Value Description
hidden Use value 'hidden' or no value at all.

More Examples

Clicking the second button toggles A hidden attribute on the first <button>.



<div>
  <button id="button" type="button"
          onclick="alert('Button was clicked!');">My Button</button>

  <br /><br />
  <button onclick="toggle();">Toggle hidden</button>
</div>

<script>
  let toggle = () => {

    let element = document.getElementById("button");
    let hidden = element.getAttribute("hidden");

    if (hidden) {
       element.removeAttribute("hidden");
    } else {
       element.setAttribute("hidden", "hidden");
    }
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The first button is a regular button without the hidden attribute.

Clicking the second button calls JavaScript which toggles A hidden attribute on the first button.


Browser support

Here is when hidden support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023




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