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onfocusout Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when an input field is about to lose focus:

<input type="text" onfocusout="myFunction()">
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Definition and Usage

The onfocusout event occurs when an element is about to lose focus.

Tip: The onfocusout event is similar to the onblur event. The main difference is that the onblur event does not bubble. Therefore, if you want to find out whether an element or its child loses focus, you should use the onfocusout event.

Tip: Although Firefox does not support the onfocusout event, you can find out whether a child of an element loses focus or not, by using a capturing listener for the onblur event (using the optional useCapture parameter of the addEventListener() method).

Tip: The onfocusout event is the opposite of the onfocusin event.


Browser Support

Event
onfocusout Yes Yes Not supported Yes Yes

Note: The onfocusout event may not work as expected in Chrome, Safari and Opera 15+ using the JavaScript HTML DOM syntax. However, it should work as an HTML attribute and by using the addEventListener() method.



Syntax

In HTML:

<element onfocusout="myScript">
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In JavaScript (may not work as expected in Chrome, Safari and Opera 15+):

object.onfocusout = function(){myScript};
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In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("focusout", myScript);
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Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: Yes
Cancelable: No
Event type: FocusEvent
Supported HTML tags: ALL HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>
DOM Version: Level 2 Events

More Examples

Example

Using "onfocusin" together with the "onfocusout" event:

<input type="text" onfocusin="focusFunction()" onfocusout="blurFunction()">
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Example

Event delegation: setting the useCapture parameter of addEventListener() to true (for focus and blur):

<form id="myForm">
  <input type="text" id="myInput">
</form>

<script>
var x = document.getElementById("myForm");
x.addEventListener("focus", myFocusFunction, true);
x.addEventListener("blur", myBlurFunction, true);

function myFocusFunction() {
    document.getElementById("myInput").style.backgroundColor = "yellow";
}

function myBlurFunction() {
    document.getElementById("myInput").style.backgroundColor = "";
}
</script>
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Example

Event delegation: using the focusin event (not supported by Firefox):

<form id="myForm">
  <input type="text" id="myInput">
</form>

<script>
var x = document.getElementById("myForm");
x.addEventListener("focusin", myFocusFunction);
x.addEventListener("focusout", myBlurFunction);

function myFocusFunction() {
    document.getElementById("myInput").style.backgroundColor = "yellow";
}

function myBlurFunction() {
    document.getElementById("myInput").style.backgroundColor = "";
}
</script>
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❮ Event Object