Every once in a while, you come across something and you think, how did I not know this earlier?
valueAsNumber is that thing for me. Whenever we need the value of an
HTMLInputElement, we go to
e.target.value. But getting the value of an input element as a number can be done without parseInt or parsing it.
HTMLInputElement.valueAsNumber is an attribute that returns a numeric value of the input field and it returns
NaN if the value cannot be converted.
Some things to note:
- This only works for inputs with
- This can also be used as a setter. So
input.valueAsNumber = 45is valid too.
- There also is a
HTMLInputElement.valueAsDateto get the date from an input with
- And there is a setter for date inputs too:
input.valueAsNumber = new Date()