readonly

Toggles the readonly state of the widget. When the widget is readonly it doesn't allow user input.

There is a difference between disabled and readonly mode. The value of a disabled widget is not posted as part of a form whereas the value of a readonly widget is posted.

Parameters

readonly Boolean

If set to true, the widget will not allow user input. If set to false, the widget will allow user input.

Example - allow user input

<input id="textbox" />
<script>
    $("#textbox").kendoTextBox({
        readonly: true
    });
    var textbox = $("#textbox").data("kendoTextBox");
    textbox.readonly(false);
</script>

Example - make the widget readonly

<input id="textbox" />
<script>
    $("#textbox").kendoTextBox();
    var textbox = $("#textbox").data("kendoTextBox");
    textbox.readonly(true);
</script>
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