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oncontrolselect Event

Fires when the user is about to make a control selection of the object.

Syntax

Inline HTML <ELEMENT oncontrolselect = "handler(event);" >
Event Property object.oncontrolselect = handler;
attachEvent object.attachEvent( "oncontrolselect", handler); Internet Explorer only
Named script <SCRIPT FOR = object EVENT = oncontrolselect> Internet Explorer only

Event Information

Bubbles Yes
Cancels Yes
To invoke
  • Make a control selection of an object.
  • Add or Remove a control selected element from a multiple selection.
Default action Activates sizing handles allowing the selected element to be resized.

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.

Remarks

Only content editable objects can be included in a control selection. You can make objects content editable by setting the contentEditable property to true or by placing the parent document in design mode.

This event fires before the element is selected, so inspecting the selection object gives no information about the element to be selected.

Applies To

A, ABBR, ACRONYM, ADDRESS, APPLET, AREA, B, BDO, BIG, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BUTTON, CAPTION, CENTER, CITE, CUSTOM, DD, DFN, DIR, DIV, DL, document, DT, EM, EMBED, FIELDSET, FONT, FORM, FRAME, FRAMESET, hn, HR, I, IFRAME, IMG, INPUT type=button, INPUT type=checkbox, INPUT type=file, INPUT type=hidden, INPUT type=image, INPUT type=password, INPUT type=radio, INPUT type=reset, INPUT type=submit, INPUT type=text, INS, ISINDEX, KBD, LABEL, LEGEND, LI, LISTING, MARQUEE, MENU, OBJECT, OL, P, PLAINTEXT, PRE, Q, RT, RUBY, S, SAMP, SELECT, SMALL, SPAN, STRIKE, STRONG, SUB, SUP, TABLE, TBODY, TD, TEXTAREA, TFOOT, TH, THEAD, TR, TT, U, UL, VAR, XMP, Element Constructor, HTMLDocument Constructor

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