GlobalEventHandlers.onselect

An event handler for the select event on the window.

Syntax

window.onselect = funcRef;
  • funcRef is a function.

Example

<html>
<head>

<title>onselect test</title>

<style type="text/css">
.text1 { border: 2px solid red; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">

window.onselect = selectText;

function selectText()
{
 alert("select event detected!");
}
</script>
</head>

<body>
<textarea class="text1" cols="30" rows="3">
Highlight some of this text
with the mouse pointer
to fire the onselect event.
</textarea>
</body>
</html>

Notes

The select event only fires when text inside a text input or textarea is selected. The event is fired after the text has been selected.

Specification

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onselect' in that specification.
Living Standard  

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/globaleventhandlers/onselect