HTML onchange Event Attribute

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Execute a JavaScript when a user changes the selected option of a <select> element:

<select onchange="myFunction()">

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Definition and Usage

The onchange attribute fires the moment when the value of the element is changed.

Tip: This event is similar to the oninput event. The difference is that the oninput event occurs immediately after the value of an element has changed, while onchange occurs when the element loses focus. The other difference is that the onchange event also works on <keygen> and <select> elements.

Browser Support

Event Attribute
onchange Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



<element onchange="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on onchange

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: <input type="checkbox">, <input type="file">, <input type="password">, <input type="radio">, <input type="range">, <input type="search">, <input type="text">, <keygen>, <select> and <textarea>


More Examples


Execute a JavaScript when the user changes the content of an input field:

<input type="text" name="txt" value="Hello" onchange="myFunction(this.value)">

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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: onchange event

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