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beforeeditfocus | onbeforeeditfocus event

Fires before an object contained in an editable element enters a UI Activation state or when an editable container object is control selection.

Syntax

HTML Attribute <element onbeforeeditfocus = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onbeforeeditfocus = handler;
attachEvent Method object.attachEvent("onbeforeeditfocus", handler)
addEventListener Method object.addEventListener("beforeeditfocus", handler, useCapture)

 

Event information

SynchronousNo
BubblesYes
CancelableYes

 

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]

Type: IHTMLEventObj

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

For the onbeforeeditfocus event to fire, document elements must be in edit mode. One way to invoke edit mode is to set the designMode property to On.

The onbeforeeditfocus event differs from the onfocus event. The onbeforeeditfocus event fires before an object enters a UI Activation state, whereas the onfocus event fires when an object has focus.

Note  This event also fires when an input or textArea object gets the focus in browse mode.

As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Web authors can also set the contentEditable attribute to true on the body element, and if necessary, to specific elements in the body, to invoke edit mode.

Moves the object into a UI Activation state.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Press the ENTER key or click an object when it has focus.
  • Double-click an object.

The pEvtObj parameter is required for the following interfaces:

See also

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address
applet
area
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bdo
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body
button
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cite
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dd
del
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input type=file
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input type=image
input type=number
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=range
input type=reset
input type=search
input type=submit
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url
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rt
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td
textArea
tr
tt
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var
xmp

 

 

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