HTMLDialogElement: close event

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

This event is not cancelable and does not bubble.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('close', (event) => {});

onclose = (event) => { };

Event type

A generic Event.

Examples

Live example

HTML

<dialog class="example-dialog">
  <form method="dialog">
     <button>Close via method="dialog"</button>
  </form>
  <button class="close">Close via .close() method</button>
  <p>Or hit the <kbd>Esc</kbd> key</p>
</dialog>

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

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

JavaScript

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', () => {
  dialog.showModal();
  result.textContent = "";
});

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

Result

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# event-close

Browser compatibility

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See also