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How to select a radio button by default?


Question

I have some radio buttons and I want one of them to be set as selected by default when the page is loaded. How can I do that?

<input type="radio" name="imgsel"  value=""  /> 
2014/09/11
1
735
9/11/2014 7:30:46 AM

Accepted Answer

XHTML solution:

<input type="radio" name="imgsel" value="" checked="checked" />

Please note, that the actual value of checked attribute does not actually matter; it's just a convention to assign "checked". Most importantly, strings like "true" or "false" don't have any special meaning.

If you don't aim for XHTML conformance, you can simplify the code to:

<input type="radio" name="imgsel" value="" checked>
2016/04/07
1163
4/7/2016 3:46:26 PM

Use the checked attribute.

<input type="radio" name="imgsel"  value="" checked /> 

or

<input type="radio" name="imgsel"  value="" checked="checked" /> 
2015/02/12

This doesn't exactly answer the question but for anyone using AngularJS trying to achieve this, the answer is slightly different. And actually the normal answer won't work (at least it didn't for me).

Your html will look pretty similar to the normal radio button:

<input type='radio' name='group' ng-model='mValue' value='first' />First
<input type='radio' name='group' ng-model='mValue' value='second' /> Second

In your controller you'll have declared the mValue that is associated with the radio buttons. To have one of these radio buttons preselected, assign the $scope variable associated with the group to the desired input's value:

$scope.mValue="second"

This makes the "second" radio button selected on loading the page.

EDIT: Since AngularJS 2.x

The above approach does not work if you're using version 2.x and above. Instead use ng-checked attribute as follows:

<input type='radio' name='gender' ng-model='genderValue' value='male' ng-checked='genderValue === male'/>Male
<input type='radio' name='gender' ng-model='genderValue' value='female' ng-checked='genderValue === female'/> Female
2019/06/05

Add this attribute:

checked="checked"
2014/03/10

They pretty much got it there... just like a checkbox, all you have to do is add the attribute checked="checked" like so:

<input type="radio" checked="checked">

...and you got it.

Cheers!

2011/04/08

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