Document: selectionchange event

The selectionchange event of the Selection API is fired when the current Selection of a Document is changed.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onselectionchange

The event can be handled by adding an event listener for selectionchange or using the global onselectionchange event handler.

Note: This event is not quite the same as the selectionchange events fired when the text selection in an <input> or <textarea> element is changed. See GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange for more information.


// addEventListener version
document.addEventListener('selectionchange', () => {

// onselectionchange version
document.onselectionchange = () => {


Selection API
# selectionchange-event

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