Fires when the visibility state of a content window, such as the browser window or a tab, changes.
|HTML Attribute||<element WindowStateChanged = "handler(event)">|
|attachEvent Method||object.attachEvent("WindowStateChanged", handler)|
Event handler parameters
- dwFlags [in]
The flags indicating the current window state.
- dwValidFlagsMask [in]
The flags indicating which flags in the dwFlags parameter value have been initialized.
WindowStateChanged is available only in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later.
The WindowStateChanged event is raised when the state of a content window, such as the browser window or a tab, might have changed. The following actions raise this event.
- The browser window is minimized or restored.
- An active tab becomes inactive.
- An inactive tab becomes active.
- The browser window is enabled or disabled due to a modal dialog box.
A content window is visible to the user when it is displayed to the user and can be interacted with. If tabbed browsing is enabled, the active tab (the one with focus) contains the content window. Background tabs are inactive. When tabbed browsing is disabled, the browser window displays the content window. When the browser window is minimized, the content window is not visible. This event can be used to minimize CPU usage and prolong battery life by reducing unnecessary updates to inactive windows.