Fires when the object is set as the active element.
|Inline HTML||<ELEMENT onactivate = "handler" ... >
|Event property||object.onactivate = handler||JScript only|
|object.onactivate = GetRef("handler")||Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) 5.0 or later only|
<SCRIPT FOR =
object EVENT = onactivate>
||Internet Explorer only|
- Click an element, other than the active element of the document.
- Use the keyboard to move focus from the active element to another element.
- Invoke the setActive method on an element, when the element is not the active element.
Change activation from the event.fromElement to the event.srcElement.|
Event Object Properties
Although event handlers in the DHTML Object Model do not receive parameters directly, a handler can query an event object for data.
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates the state of the ALT key. |
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates the state of the left ALT key.|
Sets or retrieves the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the client area of the window, excluding window decorations and scroll bars.|
Sets or retrieves the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the client area of the window, excluding window decorations and scroll bars.|
Sets or retrieves the state of the left CTRL key.
Sets or retrieves the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the object firing the event. |
Sets or retrieves the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the object firing the event. |
Sets or retrieves the return value from the event. |
Retrieves the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the user's screen. |
Sets or retrieves the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer's position relative to the user's screen. |
Retrieves the state of the left SHIFT key.
Sets or retrieves the object that fired the event. |
Sets or retrieves the event name from the event object. |
Sets or retrieves the x-coordinate, in pixels, of the mouse pointer's position relative to a relatively positioned parent element.|
Sets or retrieves the y-coordinate, in pixels, of the mouse pointer's position relative to a relatively positioned parent element.|
Using the setActive
method has no effect on document focus. Using the focus
method on an individual element causes the element to gain focus and become the active element.
When one object loses activation and another object becomes the activeElement, the onfocus event fires on the object becoming the activeElement only after the onblur event fires on the object losing activation.
Each document may have up to one active element. Set the active element with the setActive or focus methods.
Using the focus method on a document that does not have the focus moves the document to the front of the display. Additionally, the document's active element gains focus.
The onactivate event fires before the onload event for any of the objects listed in the Applies To section.
For Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 and later, focus on a document, and the active element of a document can be managed separately. Use the onactivate event to manage formatting changes when an element is made active.
For Internet Explorer 6 and later, the event.fromElement property is now exposed by this event.
The following example demonstrates the order of event firing for the onactivate and onload events. As each event fires, it appends a string to the div element within the document. The onactivate event fires before the onload event.
oDIV1.innerHTML += "<BR><BR>The <B>onactivate</B> event, available as of \
Internet Explorer 5.5, fires first on the BODY element.";
oDIV1.innerHTML += "<BR><BR>The <B>onload</B> event, available as of \
Internet Explorer 4.0, fires after the <i>onactivate</i> event fires \
on the BODY element.";
<BODY onactivate="fnActivate();" onload="fnLoad();">
This feature requires Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or later. Click the following icon to install the latest version. Then reload this page to view the sample.
There is no public standard that applies to this event.
onbeforeactivate, onbeforedeactivate, ondeactivate, onfocusin, onfocusout