Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM Getting a Handle on the DOM Select by ID

Arya G
Arya G
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 4,264 Points

Declare a variable named button. Assign the variable the <button> element with the ID btn-phrase. Use the method that re

I am not able to figure it out!

// Complete the challenge by writing JavaScript below
let button= document.getElementById('sayPhrase'); 

let input = document.getElementById('phraseText');

button.addEventListener('click', () => {
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Phrase Sayer</title>
    <p><label for="input-phrase">Type a phrase</label></p>
    <p><input type="text" id="input-phrase"></p>
    <p><button id="btn-phrase">Say Phrase</button></p>
    <script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Jason Larson
Jason Larson
7,734 Points

You were close on this one. Rather than putting in the value of the actual phrase, you wanted to get the button element that had that phrase. You are going to get the element by using its ID, which in this case is btn-phrase. To do that, use this code:

let button = document.getElementById('btn-phrase');