HTMLDialogElement: cancel event

The cancel event fires on a <dialog> when the user instructs the browser that they wish to dismiss the current open dialog. For example, the browser might fire this event when the user presses the Esc key or clicks a "Close dialog" button which is part of the browser's UI.

Bubbles No
Cancelable Yes
Interface Event
Event handler oncancel

Examples

Live example

HTML

<dialog class="example-dialog">
    <button class="close" type="reset">Close</button>
</dialog>

<button class="open-dialog">Open dialog</button>

<div class="result"></div>

JS

const result = document.querySelector('.result');

const dialog = document.querySelector('.example-dialog');

dialog.addEventListener('cancel', (event) => {
  result.textContent = 'dialog was canceled';
});

const openDialog = document.querySelector('.open-dialog');
openDialog.addEventListener('click', () => {
  if (typeof dialog.showModal === 'function') {
      dialog.showModal();
      result.textContent = '';
  } else {
      result.textContent = 'The dialog API is not supported by this browser';
  }
});

const closeButton = document.querySelector('.close');
closeButton.addEventListener('click', () => {
    dialog.close();
});

Result

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard (HTML)
# event-cancel

Browser compatibility

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See also