Alex Alex - 2 months ago 18
jQuery Question

MVC read value from textboxfor with jquery

I think it´s pretty simple, but i don´t get it.
I want to read the value from an input control with jquery.

I have this line:

@Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.Email, new { placeholder = "Email" })


If I try to read the value with this line, i will get back an empty string

$("#Email").val()


If i try something like this, it works

$("#Email").keyup(function () {
alert(this.value);
});


I hope someone can help me.
Thanks

Edit:
Html

<input name="Email" id="Email" type="text" placeholder="Email" data-val-required="field is required" data-val="true" value=""/>

Answer Source

Did you add a reference to jQuery?

I tested in JSFiddle and it works: demo

HTML:

<input name="Email" id="Email" type="text" placeholder="Email" data-val-required="field is required" data-val="true" value=""/>
<input type="button" id="test" value="test" />

JavaScript:

$(document).ready(function () {
    $("#test").click(function () {
        alert($("#Email").val());
    });
});