Defines the properties and methods inherited by objects in the Element prototype chain.
HTML N/A Scripting Element.prototype
The following table lists the members exposed by the Element Constructor object.
Attribute Property Description ACCESSKEY accessKey Sets or retrieves the access key for the object. aria-activedescendant ariaActivedescendant Gets or sets the currently active child element. aria-busy ariaBusy Gets or sets a value indicating whether a live region is finished updating. aria-checked ariaChecked Sets or retrieves the checked state of this element. aria-controls ariaControls Gets or sets the list of elements that are controlled by the current element. aria-describedby ariaDescribedby Gets or sets a list of elements that describe the current object. aria-disabled ariaDisabled Sets or retrieves the disabled state of this element. aria-expanded ariaExpanded Sets or retrieves the expanded state of this element. aria-flowto ariaFlowto
Gets or sets the recommended reading order of content.
Sets or retrieves a value indicating whether this element may display a pop-up window.
aria-hidden ariaHidden Sets or retrieves the hidden state of this element. aria-invalid ariaInvalid Sets or retrieves the error state of this element. aria-labelledby ariaLabelledby Gets or sets a list of elements that provide a label for the current object. aria-level ariaLevel Sets or retrieves the level of this element. aria-live ariaLive Gets or sets how assistive technology should announce updates to live regions. aria-multiselectable ariaMultiselectable Sets or retrieves the multiple-selection state of this element. aria-owns ariaOwns Gets or sets a list of child objects, including elements that are not direct descendants of the current object. aria-posinset ariaPosinset Sets or retrieves the current position of an item within a set. aria-pressed ariaPressed Sets or retrieves the pressed state of a button that can be toggled. aria-readonly ariaReadonly Sets or retrieves the read-only state of this element. aria-relevant ariaRelevant Gets or sets which changes to a live region are relevant. aria-required ariaRequired Sets or retrieves the form-completion requirement of this element. aria-secret ariaSecret Sets or retrieves the secret state of this element. aria-selected ariaSelected Sets or retrieves the selection state of this element. aria-setsize ariaSetsize Sets or retrieves the set size of this element. aria-valuemax ariaValuemax Gets or sets the maximum value that a user can provide. aria-valuemin ariaValuemin Gets or sets the minimum value that a user can provide. aria-valuenow ariaValuenow Gets or sets the current value of the element. attributes Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object. canHaveChildren Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects. canHaveHTML canHaveHTML Gets the value indicating whether the object can contain rich HTML markup. childElementCount Retrieves the number of immediate child nodes of the current element or a zero if the element does not contain any child nodes. childElementCount does not return all child nodes, only child nodes that are nodeType =1, or element nodes. CLASS className Sets or retrieves the class of the object. clientHeight Retrieves the height of the object including padding, but not including margin, border, or scroll bar. clientLeft Retrieves the distance between the offsetLeft property and the true left side of the client area. clientTop Retrieves the distance between the offsetTop property and the true top of the client area. clientWidth Retrieves the width of the object including padding, but not including margin, border, or scroll bar. CONTENTEDITABLE contentEditable Sets or retrieves the string that indicates whether the user can edit the content of the object. DIR dir Sets or retrieves the reading order of the object. DISABLED disabled Sets or retrieves a value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object. document firstChild Gets a reference to the first child in the childNodes collection of the object. firstElementChild Retrieves a reference to the first child element, or null if there are no child elements. HIDEFOCUS hideFocus Sets or gets the value that indicates whether the object visibly shows that it has focus. ID id Sets or retrieves the string identifying the object. innerHTML Gets or sets the HTML between the start and end tags of the object. innerText Sets or retrieves the text between the start and end tags of the object. isContentEditable Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object. isDisabled Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object. isMultiLine Retrieves the value indicating whether the content of the object contains one or more lines. isTextEdit Retrieves whether a TextRange object can be created using the object. LANG lang Sets or retrieves the language to use. LANGUAGE language Sets or retrieves the language in which the current script is written. lastChild Gets a reference to the last child in the childNodes collection of an object. lastElementChild Retrieves a reference to the last child element or null if there are no child elements. nextElementSibling Retrieves a reference to the sibling element that immediately follows or null if the element does not have any sibling elements that follow it. nextSibling Retrieves a reference to the next child of the parent for the object. nodeName Gets the name of a particular type of node. nodeType Retrieves the type of the requested node. nodeValue Gets or sets the value of a node. offsetHeight Retrieves the height of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property. offsetLeft Retrieves the calculated left position of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property. offsetParent Retrieves a reference to the container object that defines the offsetTop and offsetLeft properties of the object. offsetTop Retrieves the calculated top position of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property. offsetWidth Retrieves the width of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property. outerHTML Sets or retrieves the object and its content in HTML. outerText Sets or retrieves the text of the object. ownerDocument Retrieves the document object associated with the node. parentElement Retrieves the parent object in the object hierarchy. parentNode Retrieves the parent object in the document hierarchy. parentTextEdit Retrieves the container object in the document hierarchy that can be used to create a TextRange containing the original object. previousElementSibling Retrieves a reference to the immediately preceding sibling element or null if the element does not have any preceding siblings. previousSibling Gets a reference to the previous child of the parent for the object. readyState Retrieves a value that indicates the current state of the object. recordNumber Retrieves the ordinal record from the data set that generated the object. role role Sets or retrieves the role for this element. scopeName Gets the namespace defined for the element. scrollHeight Retrieves the scrolling height of the object. scrollLeft Sets or retrieves the distance between the left edge of the object and the leftmost portion of the content currently visible in the window. scrollTop Sets or retrieves the distance between the top of the object and the topmost portion of the content currently visible in the window. scrollWidth Retrieves the scrolling width of the object. sourceIndex Retrieves the ordinal position of the object, in source order, as the object appears in the document's all collection. STYLE Sets an inline style for the element. TABINDEX tabIndex Sets or retrieves the index that defines the tab order for the object. tagName Retrieves the tag name of the object. tagUrn Sets or gets the Uniform Resource Name (URN) specified in the namespace declaration. TITLE title Sets or retrieves advisory information (a ToolTip) for the object. uniqueID Retrieves an autogenerated, unique identifier for the object. uniqueNumber Retrieves the element's unique number.
Collection Description all Returns a reference to the collection of elements contained by the object. attributes Retrieves the collection of attributes belonging to the object. behaviorUrns Returns a collection of Uniform Resource Name (URN) strings identifying the behaviors attached to the element. childNodes Retrieves a collection of HTML Elements and TextNode objects that are direct descendants of the specified object. children Retrieves a collection of DHTML Objects that are direct descendants of the object. filters Retrieves the collection of filters that have been applied to the object.
Event Event Property Description onactivate Fires when the object is set as the active element. onafterupdate Fires on a databound object after successfully updating the associated data in the data source object. onbeforeactivate Fires immediately before the object is set as the active element. onbeforecopy Fires on the source object before the selection is copied to the system clipboard. onbeforecut Fires on the source object before the selection is deleted from the document. onbeforedeactivate Fires immediately before the activeElement is changed from the current object to another object in the parent document. onbeforeeditfocus Fires before an object contained in an editable element enters a UI-activated state or when an editable container object is control selected. onbeforepaste Fires on the target object before the selection is pasted from the system clipboard to the document. onbeforeupdate Fires on a databound object before updating the associated data in the data source object. blur onblur Fires when the object loses the input focus. oncellchange Fires when data changes in the data provider. click onclick Fires when the user clicks the left mouse button on the object. contextmenu oncontextmenu Fires when the user clicks the right mouse button in the client area, opening the context menu. oncontrolselect Fires when the user is about to make a control selection of the object. oncopy Fires on the source element when the user copies the object or selection, adding it to the system clipboard. oncut Fires on the source element when the object or selection is removed from the document and added to the system clipboard. ondataavailable Fires periodically as data arrives from data source objects that asynchronously transmit their data. ondatasetchanged Fires when the data set exposed by a data source object changes. ondatasetcomplete Fires to indicate that all data is available from the data source object. dblclick ondblclick Fires when the user double-clicks the object. ondeactivate Fires when the activeElement is changed from the current object to another object in the parent document. drag ondrag Fires on the source object continuously during a drag operation. dragend ondragend Fires on the source object when the user releases the mouse at the close of a drag operation. dragenter ondragenter Fires on the target element when the user drags the object to a valid drop target. dragleave ondragleave Fires on the target object when the user moves the mouse out of a valid drop target during a drag operation. dragover ondragover Fires on the target element continuously while the user drags the object over a valid drop target. dragstart ondragstart Fires on the source object when the user starts to drag a text selection or selected object. drop ondrop Fires on the target object when the mouse button is released during a drag-and-drop operation. onerrorupdate Fires on a databound object when an error occurs while updating the associated data in the data source object. onfilterchange Fires when a visual filter changes state or completes a transition. focus onfocus Fires when the object receives focus. focusin onfocusin Fires for an element just prior to setting focus on that element. focusout onfocusout Fires for the current element with focus immediately after moving focus to another element. onhelp Fires when the user presses the F1 key while the client is the active window. keydown onkeydown Fires when the user presses a key. keypress onkeypress Fires when the user presses an alphanumeric key. keyup onkeyup Fires when the user releases a key. onlayoutcomplete Fires when the print or print preview layout process finishes filling the current LayoutRect object with content from the source document. load onload Fires immediately after the client loads the object. onlosecapture Fires when the object loses the mouse capture. mousedown onmousedown Fires when the user clicks the object with either mouse button. onmouseenter Fires when the user moves the mouse pointer into the object. onmouseleave Fires when the user moves the mouse pointer outside the boundaries of the object. mousemove onmousemove Fires when the user moves the mouse over the object. mouseout onmouseout Fires when the user moves the mouse pointer outside the boundaries of the object. mouseover onmouseover Fires when the user moves the mouse pointer into the object. mouseup onmouseup Fires when the user releases a mouse button while the mouse is over the object. mousewheel onmousewheel Fires when the wheel button is rotated. onmove Fires when the object moves. onmoveend Fires when the object stops moving. onmovestart Fires when the object starts to move. onpaste Fires on the target object when the user pastes data, transferring the data from the system clipboard to the document. onpropertychange Fires when a property changes on the object. readystatechange onreadystatechange Fires when the state of the object has changed. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536959(v=vs.85).aspx onresize Fires when the size of the object is about to change. onresizeend Fires when the user finishes changing the dimensions of the object in a control selection. onresizestart Fires when the user begins to change the dimensions of the object in a control selection. onrowenter Fires to indicate that the current row has changed in the data source and new data values are available on the object. onrowexit Fires just before the data source control changes the current row in the object. onrowsdelete Fires when rows are about to be deleted from the recordset. onrowsinserted Fires just after new rows are inserted in the current recordset. scroll onscroll Fires when the user repositions the scroll box in the scroll bar on the object. onselectstart Fires when the object is being selected.
Method Description addBehavior Attaches a behavior to the element. appendChild Appends an element as a child to the object. applyElement Makes the element either a child or parent of another element. attachEvent Binds the specified function to an event, so that the function gets called whenever the event fires on the object. blur Causes the element to lose focus and fires the onblur event. clearAttributes Removes all attributes and values from the object. click Simulates a click by causing the onclick event to fire. cloneNode Copies a reference to the object from the document hierarchy. componentFromPoint Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events. contains Checks whether the given element is contained within the object. createControlRange Creates a controlRange collection of nontext elements. detachEvent Unbinds the specified function from the event, so that the function stops receiving notifications when the event fires. doScroll Simulates a click on a scroll bar component. dragDrop Initiates a drag event. fireEvent Fires a specified event on the object. focus Causes the element to receive the focus and executes the code specified by the onfocus event. getAdjacentText Returns the adjacent text string. getAttributeNode Retrieves an attribute object referenced by the attribute.name property. getBoundingClientRect Retrieves an object that specifies the bounds of a collection of TextRectangle objects. getClientRects Retrieves a collection of rectangles that describes the layout of the contents of an object or range within the client. Each rectangle describes a single line. getElementsByTagName Retrieves a collection of objects based on the specified element name. getExpression Retrieves the expression for the given property. hasAttribute Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists. hasAttributes Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object. hasChildNodes Returns a value that indicates whether the object has children. insertAdjacentElement Inserts an element at the specified location. insertAdjacentHTML Inserts the given HTML text into the element at the location. insertAdjacentText Inserts the given text into the element at the specified location. insertBefore Inserts an element into the document hierarchy as a child node of a parent object. mergeAttributes Copies all read/write attributes to the specified element. normalize Merges adjacent Document Object Model (DOM) objects to produce a normalized document object model. querySelector Retrieves the first DOM element node from descendants of the starting element node that match any selector within the supplied selector string. querySelectorAll Retrieves all DOM element nodes from descendants of the starting element node that match any selector within the supplied selector strings. releaseCapture Removes mouse capture from the object in the current document. removeAttributeNode Removes an attribute object from the object. removeBehavior Detaches a behavior from the element. removeChild Removes a child node from the object. removeExpression Removes the expression from the specified property. removeNode Removes the object from the document hierarchy. replaceAdjacentText Replaces the text adjacent to the element. replaceChild Replaces an existing child element with a new child element. replaceNode Replaces the object with another element. scrollIntoView Causes the object to scroll into view, aligning it either at the top or bottom of the window. setActive Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object. setAttribute Sets the value of the specified attribute. setAttributeNode Sets an attribute object node as part of the object. setCapture Sets the mouse capture to the object that belongs to the current document. setExpression Sets an expression for the specified object. swapNode Exchanges the location of two objects in the document hierarchy.
Object Description currentStyle Represents the cascaded format and style of the object as specified by global style sheets, inline styles, and HTML attributes. runtimeStyle Represents the cascaded format and style of the object that overrides the format and style specified in global style sheets, inline styles, and HTML attributes.
For more information on this and other DOM Prototypes see Document Object Model Prototypes, Part 1: Introduction.
This prototype does not derive from any objects.