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 (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Justin Crawford
Justin Crawford
16,736 Points

I can select the element, but I'm stuck taking the input of that element and storing in the same variable.

I'm not sure how to take the input of "linkName" and store into the variable "inputValue"

app.js
const inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName');
inputValue = inputValue.textContent;
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    </head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
    <body>
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        </div>
        <script src="app.js"></script>
    </body>
</html>

1 Answer

All you need to do here is reference the .value property of the input element, so far you've assigned the element to inputValue

So to assign the value you would do: const inputValue = document.getElementById("linkName").value; your second line isn't necessary :)

Changed to an answer - Edited by Dane E. Parchment Jr. (Moderator)