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maxLength property

Sets or retrieves the maximum number of characters that the user can enter in a text control.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 17.4HTML5 A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML, Section



HRESULT value = object.put_maxLength( v);HRESULT value = object.get_maxLength(* p);

Property values

Type: long

The maximum length of the input.

Standards information


The IHTMLInputElement::maxLength property limits the number of characters the user can enter. The property does not limit programmatic assignments to the IHTMLInputElement::value property. The property's value can be larger than the IHTMLInputElement::size of the text box, in which case the text box scrolls as the user types.

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