This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


An event handler for the paint event on the window. Not working in Gecko-based applications currently, see Notes section!


window.onpaint =funcRef;
  • funcRef is a handler function.


onpaint doesn't work currently, and it is questionable whether this event is going to work at all, see bug 239074.

The paint event is raised when the window is rendered. This event occurs after the load event for a window, and reoccurs each time the window needs to be re-rendered, as when another window obscures it and is then cleared away.


This is not part of any specification.

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: Ac1521, fscholz, MHasan, teoli, libreGeekingKid, Sheppy, Ruakh, Nickolay, Mw22, alecananian
 Last updated by: Ac1521,