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HTML Events

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HTML Events

HTML Events

shape Introduction

The chapter demonstrates about the HTML Events which are used to perform any action on javascript or vbscript code given in HTML application following are the concepts covered.

  • Window Events
  • Mouse Events
  • Keyboard Events
  • Form Events
  • Media Events

Window Events

shape Description

Window Events are generated for a window object which is applied in <body> tag. Following are some window events.

Attribute Description
onbeforeprint Used to run the document before printing.
onafterprint Used to run the document after printing.
onbeforeunload Used to run the document before unloading.
onerror Used to run the document when error occurs.
onhaschange Used to run the document after the changes.
onload The attribute get activated on a document when the document has finished loading.
onmessage Used to run the document in offline condition.
onoffline Which runs when the document came to online.
onpageshow A page get displayed when a user navigate to a page.
onpagehide The page get displayed when a user navigate away from the page.
onpopstate Used to run when the window history changes.
onredo Used to run the document when redo operation occurs.
onundo Used to run the document when undo operation occurs.
webstorage Used to run when a web storage area get updated
onresize The attribute get activated by resizing the browser window.

Mouse Events

shape Description

All events which are performed by mouse action is known as mouse actions. Following are some of the mouse actions.

Attribute Description
onclick Gets into action when clicked on the element.
ondbclick Get into action when double clicked on the element.
ondrag Get into action when dragged the element.
ondragenter Get into action when the element dragged to the valid target.
ondragleave Get into action when the element leaved at the valid drop target.
ondragend Get into action when runs at the end of drag operation.
ondragstart Get into action when draged and start running.
ondrop Get into action when dragged element is dropped
onmousedown Get into action when the mouse button pressed down
onmousemove Get into action when the mouse moved on the element.
onmouseout Get into action when the mouse moved out of an element.
onmouseover Get into action when the mouse moved on an element.
onmouseup Get into action when the mouse released over an element.
onmousewheel Get into action when mouse wheel is rotated.
onscroll Get into action when elements scroll bar is scrolled.

Keyboard Events

shape Description

All key events will performed in keyboard events. Following are some of the Keyboard events.

Attribute Description
onkeydown Get into action when pressing a key.
onkeypress Get into action when press a key.
onkeyup Get into action when release a key.

Form Events

shape Description

Form events performed some actions by triggering form elements inside HTML document. Following are some form elements. 

Attribute Description
onblur Used to run before printing of the document.
onafterprint Used to run after printing of the document.
onbehoreunload Used to run before unloaded the document.
onerror Used to run if the document get error.
onhaschange Used to run if the document get any changes.
onload Get into action if the document finished loading.
onmessage Used to run if the document went to offline.
onoffline Used to run when the document is in online mode.
onpageshow Get into action when document get displayed.
onpagehide Get into action when document window get into hidden.
onpostate Get into action when window document history has been changed.
onredo Get into action when document performed redo operation.
onundo Get into action when the document performed undo operation.
on storage Get into action when web storage is updated.
onresize Get into action when the browser is resized.

shape Examples

Events trigger an action in browser and run some script. HTML has many events for input elements which do some action when clicked on inputs.

The example below demonstrates about the Html Events.

<input type="text" name="name"  onblur="Validate()">

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<input type="text" name="name"  onchange="Validate()">
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<select name="Countries" onchange="Validate()">
<option value="0">Select</option>
<option value="1">India</option>
<option value="2">US</option>
<option value="3">UK</option>
<option value="4">Australia</option>

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<input type="text" name="name"  onfocus="Validate()">

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<input type="text" name="name"  onkeydown="Validate()">
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<input type="text" name="name"  onkeypress="Validate()">
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<input type="text" name="name"  onkeyup="Validate()">

By running the above code in a preferred browser user can get the following output as shown in below image.


shape Key Points

  • Every event perform some operations on document.
  • Windows events will use only in body tags.
  • Form events will perform some actions on forms.