HTMLDialogElement: close event

The close event is fired on an HTMLDialogElement object when the dialog it represents has been closed.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onclose

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('close', (event) => {
    result.textContent = 'dialog was closed';
});

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 Status
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'close' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
close eventChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

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Full support
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See also

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