contentEditable property

Sets or retrieves the string that indicates whether the user can edit the content of the object.

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HRESULT value = object.put_contentEditable( v);HRESULT value = object.get_contentEditable(* p);

Property values

Type: BSTR


Default. Content's ability to be edited by user is inherited from object's parent.


Content cannot be edited by the user.


Content can be edited by the user.


Security Warning: Users can change the contents of a document when the IHTMLElement3::contentEditable property is set to TRUE. Using this property incorrectly can compromise the security of your application. Incorrect use of the IHTMLElement3::contentEditable property might include not validating user input. If you do not validate user input, a malicious user can inject control characters or script that can harm your data. You should take routine precautions against displaying unvalidated user input. For more information, see Security Considerations: Dynamic HTML.

Windows Internet Explorer 8 and later. When a webpage is displayed in IE8 Standards mode, an object cannot receive focus when p is set to false. When pages are displayed in earlier document compatibility modes, objects can receive focus when p is false.