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onselectionchange Event

Fires when the selection state of a document changes.

Syntax

Event Property object.onselectionchange = handler;
attachEvent object.attachEvent( "onselectionchange", handler); Internet Explorer only
Named script <SCRIPT FOR = object EVENT = onselectionchange> Internet Explorer only

Event Information

Bubbles No
Cancels No
To invoke
  • Cause the selection object's type property to change.
  • Return a range from a different location when using the createRange method of the selection object.
  • Move the insertion point in an editable region of the document using the mouse or keyboard.
  • Refresh the page when an editable region has focus.
  • Start or extend a text selection by dragging the mouse or using SHIFT+an arrow key.
  • Make a control selection in an editable region of the document.
  • Add or remove an element from a multiple selection by pressing SHIFT while clicking on the element.
  • Delete text or an element in an editable region of the document by using the BACKSPACE key, DELETE key, CTRL+X, or the Delete command.
  • Insert text or an element in an editable region of the document by using CTRL+V or the Paste command.
Default action N/A

Event Object Properties

Although event handlers in the DHTML Object Model do not receive parameters directly, a handler can query the event object for the following event properties.

Available Properties

altKey Gets a value that indicates the state of the ALT key.
altLeft Gets a value that indicates the state of the left ALT key.
ctrlLeft Sets or retrieves the state of the left CTRL key.
offsetX Gets or sets the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the object firing the event.
offsetY Gets or sets the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the object firing the event.
returnValue Sets or retrieves the return value from the event.
screenX Gets or sets the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the user's screen.
screenY Gets or sets the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the user's screen.
shiftLeft Retrieves the state of the left SHIFT key.
srcElement Gets or sets the object that fired the event.
type Gets or sets the event name from the event object.
x Gets or sets the x-coordinate (in pixels) of the mouse pointer's offset from the closest relatively positioned parent element of the element that fired the event.
y Gets or sets the y-coordinate (in pixels) of the mouse pointer's offset from the closest relatively positioned parent element of the element that fired the event.

Applies To

document, HTMLDocument Constructor

See Also

Modifying Documents in Edit Mode

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