oncontrolselect event

[This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change.]

Fires when the user is about to make a control selection of the object.


HTML Attribute <element oncontrolselect = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.oncontrolselect = handler;
attachEvent Method object.attachEvent("oncontrolselect", handler)

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Event information

Synchronous No
Bubbles No
Cancelable No

Event handler parameters


Only content editable objects can be included in a control selection. You can make objects content editable by setting the contentEditable property to true or by placing the parent document in design mode.

This event fires before the element is selected, so inspecting the selection object gives no information about the element to be selected.

Activates sizing handles allowing the selected element to be resized.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Make a control selection of an object.
  • Add or Remove a control selected element from a multiple selection.

The pEvtObj parameter is required for the following interfaces:



Build date: 1/23/2012