James James - 4 months ago 11
jQuery Question

jQuery change input type

Trying to change

type attribute from


Why this doesn't work?


You can't do this with jQuery, it explicitly forbids it because IE doesn't support it (check your console you'll see an error.

You have to remove the input and create a new one if that's what you're after, for example:

$('.form').find('input:password').each(function() {
   $("<input type='text' />").attr({ name: this.name, value: this.value }).insertBefore(this);

You can give it a try here

To be clear on the restriction, jQuery will not allow changing type on a <button> or <input> so the behavior is cross-browser consistent (since IE doens't allow it, they decided it's disallowed everywhere). When trying you'll get this error in the console:

Error: type property can't be changed