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onblur Event

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a user leaves an input field:

<input type="text" onblur="myFunction()">

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Definition and Usage

The onblur event occurs when an object loses focus.

Onblur is most often used with form validation code (e.g. when the user leaves a form field).

Tip: The onblur event is the opposite of the onfocus event.


Browser Support

Event
onblur Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onblur="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

object.onblur=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("blur", myScript);Try it

Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: No
Cancelable: No
Event type: FocusEvent
Supported HTML tags: ALL HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>


Examples

More Examples

Example

Using "onblur" together with the "onfocus" event:

<input type="text" onfocus="focusFunction()" onblur="blurFunction()">

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