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The select event is fired when some text is being selected. The event might not be available for all elements in all languages. For example, in [HTML5],  select events can be dispatched only on form input and textarea elements.

General info

Specification
DOM L3
Interface
UIEvent if generated from a user interface, Event otherwise.
Bubbles
No
Cancelable
No
Target
Element
Default Action
None

Properties

Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only Boolean Whether the event normally bubbles or not
cancelable Read only Boolean Whether the event is cancellable or not?
view Read only WindowProxy document.defaultView (window of the document)
detail Read only long (float) 0.

Example

<input id="test" type="text" value="Select me!" />
<script>
  var elem = document.getElementById('test');
  elem.addEventListener('select', function() {
    alert('Selection changed!');
  }, false);
</script>

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