Sets an active version of an object to not active.
Note When focus leaves the document, the active element does not change and the onbeforedeactivate event will not fire. Each document may have up to one active element. Set the active element with the setActive or focus methods. 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. 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. For a given display, only one element has focus at any given time. Striking a key directly affects only the element with focus. Events fired by that keystroke may be scripted to affect other documents and child elements. For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and later, the event.toElement property is now exposed by the ondeactivate event. With Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and later, focus on a Document, and the active element of a document can be managed separately. Use the ondeactivate event to manage formatting changes when a element loses activation. Change activation from the event.srcElement to the event.toElement. To invoke this event, do one of the following:
- 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.
The pEvtObj parameter is required for the following interfaces:
There are no standards that apply here.
Event handler parameters
- pEvtObj [in]
- Type: ****IHTMLEventObj****
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