While creating a form many times we require an option to enable or disable some information based on user point of view, whether it is through checkbox or radio button.

Here, in this example, we have created simple HTML form with some radio buttons and by using jQuery on change() event , we will show, how enable and disable function works . Also, in place of “input[type=radio]” we used “.second” (Class of a group of radio buttons) to enable/disable a group of radio buttons.

To Disable a radio option :

$("input[type=radio]").attr('disabled', true);

To Enable a radio option :

$("input[type=radio]").attr('disabled', false);

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HTML File: disable_radio.html

Given below our HTML codes to create simple form with radio buttons.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Disable Radio Button in Form Using jQuery</title>
<!-- Include CSS File Here -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css"/>
<!-- Include JS File Here -->
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/disable_radio.js"></script>
<div class="container">
<div class="main">
<h2>Disable Radio Button in Form Using jQuery</h2>
<form action="#" method="post" id="form">
<label>Enable / Disable Radio Buttons: </label>
<input type="radio" name="first" value="Enable" id="enable">
<input type="radio" name="first" value="Disable" id="disable" checked>
<label>Radio Buttons :</label>
<input type="radio" name="second" class="second" value="Radio 1">
<span class="wrap">Radio 1</span>
<input type="radio" name="second" class="second" value="Radio 2">
<span class="wrap">Radio 2</span>
<input type="radio" name="second" class="second" value="Radio 3">
<span class="wrap">Radio 3</span>

jQuery File: disable_radio.js

This file contains jQuery functions to Enable/Disable radio buttons.

$(document).ready(function() {
// By Default Disable radio button
$(".second").attr('disabled', true);
$(".wrap").css('opacity', '.2'); // This line is used to lightly hide label for disable radio buttons.
// Disable radio buttons function on Check Disable radio button.
$("form input:radio").change(function() {
if ($(this).val() == "Disable") {
$(".second").attr('checked', false);
$(".second").attr('disabled', true);
$(".wrap").css('opacity', '.2');
// Else Enable radio buttons.
else {
$(".second").attr('disabled', false);
$(".wrap").css('opacity', '1');

CSS file: style.css

Styling HTML elements.

/* Below line is used for online Google font */
@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Droid+Serif);
text-align: center;
margin-bottom: 25px;
width: 643px;
margin:50px auto;
font-family: 'Droid Serif', serif;
width: 320px;
padding: 10px 60px 15px;
box-shadow: 0 0 10px;
border-radius: 2px;
font-size: 13px;
margin: 0 auto 50px;
margin-right: 17px;
font-size: 15px;
margin:10px 10px 0 10px;
color: #464646;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: bold;


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