Animation.onfinish

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Animation interface's onfinish property (from the Web Animations API) is the event handler for the finish event. This event is sent when the animation finishes playing.

The finish event occurs when the animation completes naturally, as well as when the Animation.finish() method is called to immediately cause the animation to finish up.

The "paused" play state supersedes the "finished" play state; if the animation is both paused and finished, the "paused" state is the one that will be reported. You can force the animation into the "finished" state by setting its startTime to document.timeline.currentTime - (Animation.currentTime * Animation.playbackRate).

Syntax

var finishHandler = Animation.onfinish;

Animation.onfinish = finishHandler;

Value

A function to be called to handle the finish event, or null if no finish event handler is set.

Examples

Animation.onfinish is used several times in the Alice in Web Animations API Land Growing/Shrinking Alice Game. Here is one instance where we add pointer events back to an element after its opacity animation has faded it in:

// Add an animation to the game's ending credits
var endingUI = document.getElementById("ending-ui");
var bringUI = endingUI.animate(keysFade, timingFade);

// Pause said animation's credits
bringUI.pause();

// This function removes pointer events on the credits.
hide(endingUI);

// When the credits are later faded in, 
// we re-add the pointer events when they're done
bringUI.onfinish = function() {
  endingUI.style.pointerEvents = 'auto';
};

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Animations
The definition of 'Animation.onfinish' in that specification.
Working Draft Editor's draft.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 39Edge ? Firefox Full support 48
Full support 48
No support 42 — 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 42 until version 48 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 26Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 39Chrome Android Full support 39Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 48
Full support 48
No support 42 — 48
Disabled
Disabled From version 42 until version 48 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.animations-api.core.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 26Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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