HTML <button> tagS2C Home   « HTML <button> tag

Definition

The <button> tag is used to define a clickable button.

Example


<button name="aName">ButtonText</button>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

disabled - specifies the button will be disabled until a certain condition occurs.


<!-- Valid value disabled -->
<button disabled="disabled">ButtonText</button>

name - specifies a name for the button.


<button name="aName">ButtonText</button>

type - specifies a name for the button.


<!-- Valid values are button, reset and submit -->
<button type="button">ButtonText</button>
<button type="reset">ButtonText</button>
<button type="submit">ButtonText</button>

value - specifies a value for the button.


<button value="aValue">ButtonText</button>

Common Attributes

accesskey - specifies a keyboard shortcut to an element.


<button accesskey="aKey">ButtonText</button>

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<button class="classname">ButtonText</button>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<button id="idname">ButtonText</button>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<button style="color:red;text-align:left">ButtonText</button>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<button title="information about the content">ButtonText</button>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<button dir="ltr"">ButtonText</button>

<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<button dir="rtl">ButtonText</button>

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<button lang="en">ButtonText</button>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<button xml:lang="fr">ButtonText</button>

Document Event Attributes

NONE

Form Event Attributes

onblur - The JavaScript code to be run when an element loses focus.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onblur="go()">ButtonText</button>

onfocus - The JavaScript code to be run when an element loses focus.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onfocus="go()">ButtonText</button>

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onkeydown="go()">ButtonText</button>

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onkeypress="go()">ButtonText</button>

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onkeyup="go()">ButtonText</button>

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onclick="go()">ButtonText</button>

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button ondblclick="go()">ButtonText</button>

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onmousedown="go()">ButtonText</button>

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onmousemove="go()">ButtonText</button>

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onmouseout="go()">ButtonText</button>

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onmouseover="go()">ButtonText</button>

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<button onmouseup="go()">ButtonText</button>

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