HTML onreset Event Attribute

The HTML onreset event attribute is triggered when the form is reset in an HTML document.


Following is the syntax −

<tagname onreset=”script”></tagname>


Let us see an example of HTML onreset event Attribute −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
   body {
      color: #000;
      height: 100vh;
      background: linear-gradient(62deg, #FBAB7E 0%, #F7CE68 100%) no-repeat;
      text-align: center;
      padding: 20px;
   textarea {
      border: 2px solid #fff;
      background: transparent;
      font-size: 1rem;
   ::placeholder {
      color: #000;
      font-size: 1rem;
   .btn {
      background: #db133a;
      border: none;
      height: 2rem;
      border-radius: 2px;
      width: 40%;
      display: block;
      color: #fff;
      outline: none;
      cursor: pointer;
      margin: 1rem auto;
<h1>HTML onreset Event Attribute Demo</h1>
<form onreset="resetFn()">
<textarea placeholder="Enter your message here" onreset="resetFn()" rows='8' cols="50"></textarea>
<input type="reset" value="Reset" class="btn">
<div class="show"></div>
   function resetFn() { = 'linear-gradient(45deg, #8BC6EC 0%, #9599E2 100%) no-repeat';
      document.querySelector('.show').innerHTML = "Form was reset";


Click on “Reset” button to observe how onreset event attribute works −

Updated on: 22-Jun-2020


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