GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The onselectionchange property of the GlobalEventHandlers mixin is an EventHandler that processes selectionchange events.

The selectionchange event fires when the text selected on a webpage changes.

Syntax

object.onselectionchange = functionRef;

Value

functionRef is a function name or a function expression. The function receives a FocusEvent object as its sole argument.

Example

let selection;

document.onselectionchange = function() {
  console.log('New selection made');
  selection = document.getSelection();
};

For a full example, see our Key quote generator demo.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selection API
The definition of 'GlobalEventHandlers.onselectionchange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also