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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See also