by Sai gowtham

How to get Currently Focused Element in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we will learn how to get a currently focused element in JavaScript.

The document.activeElement property helps us to access the element that is currently focused in the document.

It also shows body or null if there is no focused element.

Here is an example:

<div>
   <input placeholder="Name"/>
   <button>Hit me</button>
</div>

JavaScript

document.body.onclick = function(){
    const element = document.activeElement.tagName    console.log(element);
}

In this example, we are logging the currently selected element tag name.

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