HTML | DOM onsearch Event

The onsearch event in HTML DOM occurs when a user search using an <input> element with type=”search”. This event works when user press “Enter” or click “x” in the search box.

Syntax:

  • In HTML:
    <element onsearch="myScript">
  • In JavaScript:
    object.onsearch = function(){myScript};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:
    object.addEventListener("search", myScript);

Example: Using the addEventListener() method.



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      HTML DOM onsearch Event
  </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <input type="search" 
               id="searchID"
               placeholder="Custom Search">
  
        <p id="try"></p>
    </center>
    <script>
        document.getElementById(
          "searchID").addEventListener(
          "search", GFGfun);
  
        function GFGfun() {
            var GFG = document.getElementById(
              "searchID");
            
            document.getElementById("try").innerHTML =
              "Showing results for " + GFG.value;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:
Before search:

After search:

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML DOM onsearch Event are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera


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