HTML <select> disabled Attribute

The disabled attribute on a <select> tag disables the select element. The dropdown control appears grayed out and is unusable.

Example

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A disabled attribute on a <select> element.
This dropdown is unusable and its selected value is not included during form submission.


<form action="/tutorial/action.html">
  <select name="size" disabled>
    <option value="">-- Select a Size --</option>
    <option value="small">Small</option>
    <option value="medium">Medium</option>
    <option value="large">Large</option>
  </select><br />

  <button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>

Using disabled

The disabled attribute specifies that the select control is disabled.

The select control appears grayed out and does not respond to user actions.

Disabled select controls are excluded from form submission.


Syntax

<select disabled>
or
<select disabled="disabled">

Values

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Value Description
disabled Use value 'disabled' or no value at all. Both are valid.

Browser support

Here is when disabled 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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