jQuery – Create hidden form element on the fly

jQuery – Create hidden form element on the fly

What is the simplest way to dynamically create a hidden input form field using jQuery?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

$('<input>').attr('type','hidden').appendTo('form');

To answer your second question:

$('<input>').attr({
    type: 'hidden',
    id: 'foo',
    name: 'bar'
}).appendTo('form');

Solution 2:

$('#myformelement').append('<input type="hidden" name="myfieldname" value="myvalue" />');

Solution 3:

if you want to add more attributes just do like:

$('<input>').attr('type','hidden').attr('name','foo[]').attr('value','bar').appendTo('form');

Or

$('<input>').attr({
    type: 'hidden',
    id: 'foo',
    name: 'foo[]',
    value: 'bar'
}).appendTo('form');

Solution 4:

The same as David’s, but without attr()

$('<input>', {
    type: 'hidden',
    id: 'foo',
    name: 'foo',
    value: 'bar'
}).appendTo('form');

Solution 5:

function addHidden(theForm, key, value) {
    // Create a hidden input element, and append it to the form:
    var input = document.createElement('input');
    input.type = 'hidden';
    input.name = key;'name-as-seen-at-the-server';
    input.value = value;
    theForm.appendChild(input);
}

// Form reference:
var theForm = document.forms['detParameterForm'];

// Add data:
addHidden(theForm, 'key-one', 'value');

Solution 6:

Working JSFIDDLE

If your form is like

<form action="" method="get" id="hidden-element-test">
      First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
      Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
      <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form> 
    <br><br>   
    <button id="add-input">Add hidden input</button>
    <button id="add-textarea">Add hidden textarea</button>

You can add hidden input and textarea to form like this

$(document).ready(function(){

    $("#add-input").on('click', function(){
        $('#hidden-element-test').prepend('<input type="hidden" name="ipaddress" value="192.168.1.201" />');
        alert('Hideen Input Added.');
    });

    $("#add-textarea").on('click', function(){
        $('#hidden-element-test').prepend('<textarea name="instructions" style="display:none;">this is a test textarea</textarea>');
        alert('Hideen Textarea Added.');
    });

});

Check working jsfiddle here