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HTML DOM Events


HTML DOM Events

HTML DOM events allow JavaScript to register different event handlers on elements in an HTML document.

Events are normally used in combination with functions, and the function will not be executed before the event occurs (such as when a user clicks a button).

Event Description Belongs To
abort The event occurs when the loading of a media is aborted UiEvent, Event
afterprint The event occurs when a page has started printing, or if the print dialogue box has been closed Event
animationend The event occurs when a CSS animation has completed AnimationEvent
animationiteration The event occurs when a CSS animation is repeated AnimationEvent
animationstart The event occurs when a CSS animation has started AnimationEvent
beforeprint The event occurs when a page is about to be printed Event
beforeunload The event occurs before the document is about to be unloaded UiEvent, Event
blur The event occurs when an element loses focus FocusEvent
canplay The event occurs when the browser can start playing the media (when it has buffered enough to begin) Event
canplaythrough The event occurs when the browser can play through the media without stopping for buffering Event
change The event occurs when the content of a form element, the selection, or the checked state have changed (for <input>, <select>, and <textarea>) Event
click The event occurs when the user clicks on an element MouseEvent
contextmenu The event occurs when the user right-clicks on an element to open a context menu MouseEvent
copy The event occurs when the user copies the content of an element ClipboardEvent
cut The event occurs when the user cuts the content of an element ClipboardEvent
dblclick The event occurs when the user double-clicks on an element MouseEvent
drag The event occurs when an element is being dragged DragEvent
dragend The event occurs when the user has finished dragging an element DragEvent
dragenter The event occurs when the dragged element enters the drop target DragEvent
dragleave The event occurs when the dragged element leaves the drop target DragEvent
dragover The event occurs when the dragged element is over the drop target DragEvent
dragstart The event occurs when the user starts to drag an element DragEvent
drop The event occurs when the dragged element is dropped on the drop target DragEvent
durationchange The event occurs when the duration of the media is changed Event
ended The event occurs when the media has reach the end (useful for messages like "thanks for listening") Event
error The event occurs when an error occurs while loading an external file ProgressEvent, UiEvent, Event
focus The event occurs when an element gets focus FocusEvent
focusin The event occurs when an element is about to get focus FocusEvent
focusout The event occurs when an element is about to lose focus FocusEvent
hashchange The event occurs when there has been changes to the anchor part of a URL HashChangeEvent
input The event occurs when an element gets user input InputEvent, Event
invalid The event occurs when an element is invalid Event
keydown The event occurs when the user is pressing a key KeyboardEvent
keypress The event occurs when the user presses a key KeyboardEvent
keyup The event occurs when the user releases a key KeyboardEvent
load The event occurs when an object has loaded UiEvent, Event
loadeddata The event occurs when media data is loaded Event
loadedmetadata The event occurs when meta data (like dimensions and duration) are loaded Event
loadstart The event occurs when the browser starts looking for the specified media ProgressEvent
message The event occurs when a message is received through the event source Event
mousedown The event occurs when the user presses a mouse button over an element MouseEvent
mouseenter The event occurs when the pointer is moved onto an element MouseEvent
mouseleave The event occurs when the pointer is moved out of an element MouseEvent
mousemove The event occurs when the pointer is moving while it is over an element MouseEvent
mouseover The event occurs when the pointer is moved onto an element, or onto one of its children MouseEvent
mouseout The event occurs when a user moves the mouse pointer out of an element, or out of one of its children MouseEvent
mouseup The event occurs when a user releases a mouse button over an element MouseEvent
mousewheel Deprecated. Use the wheel event instead WheelEvent
offline The event occurs when the browser starts to work offline Event
online The event occurs when the browser starts to work online Event
open The event occurs when a connection with the event source is opened Event
pagehide The event occurs when the user navigates away from a webpage PageTransitionEvent
pageshow The event occurs when the user navigates to a webpage PageTransitionEvent
paste The event occurs when the user pastes some content in an element ClipboardEvent
pause The event occurs when the media is paused either by the user or programmatically Event
play The event occurs when the media has been started or is no longer paused Event
playing The event occurs when the media is playing after having been paused or stopped for buffering Event
popstate The event occurs when the window's history changes PopStateEvent
progress The event occurs when the browser is in the process of getting the media data (downloading the media) Event
ratechange The event occurs when the playing speed of the media is changed Event
resize The event occurs when the document view is resized UiEvent, Event
reset The event occurs when a form is reset Event
scroll The event occurs when an element's scrollbar is being scrolled UiEvent, Event
search The event occurs when the user writes something in a search field (for <input="search">) Event
seeked The event occurs when the user is finished moving/skipping to a new position in the media Event
seeking The event occurs when the user starts moving/skipping to a new position in the media Event
select The event occurs after the user selects some text (for <input> and <textarea>) UiEvent, Event
show The event occurs when a <menu> element is shown as a context menu Event
stalled The event occurs when the browser is trying to get media data, but data is not available Event
storage The event occurs when a Web Storage area is updated StorageEvent
submit The event occurs when a form is submitted Event
suspend The event occurs when the browser is intentionally not getting media data Event
timeupdate The event occurs when the playing position has changed (like when the user fast forwards to a different point in the media) Event
toggle The event occurs when the user opens or closes the <details> element Event
touchcancel The event occurs when the touch is interrupted TouchEvent
touchend The event occurs when a finger is removed from a touch screen TouchEvent
touchmove The event occurs when a finger is dragged across the screen TouchEvent
touchstart The event occurs when a finger is placed on a touch screen TouchEvent
transitionend The event occurs when a CSS transition has completed TransitionEvent
unload The event occurs once a page has unloaded (for <body>) UiEvent, Event
volumechange The event occurs when the volume of the media has changed (includes setting the volume to "mute") Event
waiting The event occurs when the media has paused but is expected to resume (like when the media pauses to buffer more data) Event
wheel The event occurs when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element WheelEvent

HTML DOM Event Properties and Methods

Property/Method Description Belongs To
altKey Returns whether the "ALT" key was pressed when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
altKey Returns whether the "ALT" key was pressed when the key event was triggered KeyboardEvent, TouchEvent
animationName Returns the name of the animation AnimationEvent
bubbles Returns whether or not a specific event is a bubbling event Event
button Returns which mouse button was pressed when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
buttons Returns which mouse buttons were pressed when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
cancelable Returns whether or not an event can have its default action prevented Event
charCode Returns the Unicode character code of the key that triggered the onkeypress event KeyboardEvent
changeTouches Returns a list of all the touch objects whose state changed between the previous touch and this touch TouchEvent
clientX Returns the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the current window, when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent, TouchEvent
clientY Returns the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the current window, when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent, TouchEvent
clipboardData Returns an object containing the data affected by the clipboard operation ClipboardData
code Returns the code of the key that triggered the event KeyboardEvent
composed Returns whether the event is composed or not Event
createEvent() Creates a new event Event
ctrlKey Returns whether the "CTRL" key was pressed when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
ctrlKey Returns whether the "CTRL" key was pressed when the key event was triggered KeyboardEvent, TouchEvent
currentTarget Returns the element whose event listeners triggered the event Event
data Returns the inserted characters InputEvent
dataTransfer Returns an object containing the data being dragged/dropped, or inserted/deleted DragEvent, InputEvent
defaultPrevented Returns whether or not the preventDefault() method was called for the event Event
deltaX Returns the horizontal scroll amount of a mouse wheel (x-axis) WheelEvent
deltaY Returns the vertical scroll amount of a mouse wheel (y-axis) WheelEvent
deltaZ Returns the scroll amount of a mouse wheel for the z-axis WheelEvent
deltaMode Returns a number that represents the unit of measurements for delta values (pixels, lines or pages) WheelEvent
detail Returns a number that indicates how many times the mouse was clicked UiEvent
elapsedTime Returns the number of seconds an animation has been running AnimationEvent
elapsedTime Returns the number of seconds a transition has been running  
eventPhase Returns which phase of the event flow is currently being evaluated Event
getTargetRanges() Returns an array containing target ranges that will be affected by the insertion/deletion InputEvent
getModifierState() Returns an array containing target ranges that will be affected by the insertion/deletion MouseEvent
inputType Returns the type of the change (i.e "inserting" or "deleting") InputEvent
isComposing Returns whether the state of the event is composing or not InputEvent, KeyboardEvent
isTrusted Returns whether or not an event is trusted Event
key Returns the key value of the key represented by the event KeyboardEvent
key Returns the key of the changed storage item StorageEvent
keyCode Returns the Unicode character code of the key that triggered the onkeypress event, or the Unicode key code of the key that triggered the onkeydown or onkeyup event KeyboardEvent
location Returns the location of a key on the keyboard or device KeyboardEvent
lengthComputable Returns whether the length of the progress can be computable or not ProgressEvent
loaded Returns how much work has been loaded ProgressEvent
metaKey Returns whether the "META" key was pressed when an event was triggered MouseEvent
metaKey Returns whether the "meta" key was pressed when the key event was triggered KeyboardEvent, TouchEvent
MovementX Returns the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the position of the last mousemove event MouseEvent
MovementY Returns the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the position of the last mousemove event MouseEvent
newValue Returns the new value of the changed storage item StorageEvent
newURL Returns the URL of the document, after the hash has been changed HasChangeEvent
offsetX Returns the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the position of the edge of the target element MouseEvent
offsetY Returns the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the position of the edge of the target element MouseEvent
oldValue Returns the old value of the changed storage item StorageEvent
oldURL Returns the URL of the document, before the hash was changed HasChangeEvent
onemptied The event occurs when something bad happens and the media file is suddenly unavailable (like unexpectedly disconnects)  
pageX Returns the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the document, when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
pageY Returns the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the document, when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
persisted Returns whether the webpage was cached by the browser PageTransitionEvent
preventDefault() Cancels the event if it is cancelable, meaning that the default action that belongs to the event will not occur Event
propertyName Returns the name of the CSS property associated with the animation or transition AnimationEvent, TransitionEvent
pseudoElement Returns the name of the pseudo-element of the animation or transition AnimationEvent, TransitionEvent
region MouseEvent
relatedTarget Returns the element related to the element that triggered the mouse event MouseEvent
relatedTarget Returns the element related to the element that triggered the event FocusEvent
repeat Returns whether a key is being hold down repeatedly, or not KeyboardEvent
screenX Returns the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the screen, when an event was triggered MouseEvent
screenY Returns the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the screen, when an event was triggered MouseEvent
shiftKey Returns whether the "SHIFT" key was pressed when an event was triggered MouseEvent
shiftKey Returns whether the "SHIFT" key was pressed when the key event was triggered KeyboardEvent, TouchEvent
state Returns an object containing a copy of the history entries PopStateEvent
stopImmediatePropagation() Prevents other listeners of the same event from being called Event
stopPropagation() Prevents further propagation of an event during event flow Event
storageArea Returns an object representing the affected storage object StorageEvent
target Returns the element that triggered the event Event
targetTouches Returns a list of all the touch objects that are in contact with the surface and where the touchstart event occured on the same target element as the current target element TouchEvent
timeStamp Returns the time (in milliseconds relative to the epoch) at which the event was created Event
total Returns the total amount of work that will be loaded ProgressEvent
touches Returns a list of all the touch objects that are currently in contact with the surface TouchEvent
transitionend The event occurs when a CSS transition has completed TransitionEvent
type Returns the name of the event Event
url Returns the URL of the changed item's document StorageEvent
which Returns which mouse button was pressed when the mouse event was triggered MouseEvent
which Returns the Unicode character code of the key that triggered the onkeypress event, or the Unicode key code of the key that triggered the onkeydown or onkeyup event KeyboardEvent
view Returns a reference to the Window object where the event occurred UiEvent