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Overview Table

Synchronous No
Bubbles No
Target dom/Element
Cancelable No
Default action ?
## Examples

The following example shows how to use the onmovestart event with a movable DIV and have the background color and inner text change when the DIV starts to move.

<TITLE>Editing events sample page</TITLE>
// Turn on 2-D positioning
// Function called when the onmovestart event is fired
function fnHandleMoveStart() {
  var oDiv = event.srcElement = "green";
  oDiv.innerText = "I Started Moving";
function fnHandleMoveEnd() {
  var oDiv = event.srcElement = "red";
  oDiv.innerText = "I Stopped";
<BODY  onmovestart="fnHandleMoveStart();" onmoveend="fnHandleMoveEnd();">
<DIV style="width:300px;height:100px; color:white; background-color:red;

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The onmovestart event fires only when an editable element starts to move. This event can only be bound to absolutely positioned elements. Calls the associated event handler if there is one. To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Start to move the editable object.

The pEvtObj parameter is required for the following interfaces:

  • HTMLAnchorEvents2
  • HTMLAreaEvents2
  • HTMLButtonElementEvents2
  • HTMLControlElementEvents2
  • HTMLDocumentEvents2
  • HTMLElementEvents2
  • HTMLFormElementEvents2
  • HTMLImgEvents2
  • HTMLFrameSiteEvents2
  • HTMLInputFileElementEvents2
  • HTMLInputImageEvents2
  • HTMLInputTextElementEvents2
  • HTMLLabelEvents2
  • HTMLLinkElementEvents2
  • HTMLMapEvents2
  • HTMLMarqueeElementEvents2
  • HTMLObjectElementEvents2
  • HTMLOptionButtonElementEvents2
  • HTMLScriptEvents2
  • HTMLSelectElementEvents2
  • HTMLStyleElementEvents2
  • HTMLTableEvents2
  • HTMLTextContainerEvents2
  • HTMLWindowEvents2


Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]
Type: ****IHTMLEventObj****