Events

Introduction

The editor fires a few different events that you can hook into. Let’s have a look at all the available events first:

List of available events

beforeCreate

Before the view is created.

create

The editor is ready.

update

The content has changed.

selectionUpdate

The selection has changed.

transaction

The editor state has changed.

focus

The editor is focused.

blur

The editor isn’t focused anymore.

destroy

The editor is being destroyed.

Register event listeners

There are three ways to register event listeners.

Option 1: Configuration

You can define your event listeners on a new editor instance right-away:

const editor = new Editor({
  onBeforeCreate({ editor }) {
    // Before the view is created.
  },
  onCreate({ editor }) {
    // The editor is ready.
  },
  onUpdate({ editor }) {
    // The content has changed.
  },
  onSelectionUpdate({ editor }) {
    // The selection has changed.
  },
  onTransaction({ editor, transaction }) {
    // The editor state has changed.
  },
  onFocus({ editor, event }) {
    // The editor is focused.
  },
  onBlur({ editor, event }) {
    // The editor isn’t focused anymore.
  },
  onDestroy() {
    // The editor is being destroyed.
  },
})

Option 2: Binding

Or you can register your event listeners on a running editor instance:

Bind event listeners

editor.on('beforeCreate', ({ editor }) => {
  // Before the view is created.
}

editor.on('create', ({ editor }) => {
  // The editor is ready.
}

editor.on('update', ({ editor }) => {
  // The content has changed.
}

editor.on('selectionUpdate', ({ editor }) => {
  // The selection has changed.
}

editor.on('transaction', ({ editor, transaction }) => {
  // The editor state has changed.
}

editor.on('focus', ({ editor, event }) => {
  // The editor is focused.
}

editor.on('blur', ({ editor, event }) => {
  // The editor isn’t focused anymore.
}

editor.on('destroy', () => {
  // The editor is being destroyed.
}

Unbind event listeners

If you need to unbind those event listeners at some point, you should register your event listeners with .on() and unbind them with .off() then.

const onUpdate = () => {
  // The content has changed.
}

// Bind …
editor.on('update', onUpdate)

// … and unbind.
editor.off('update', onUpdate)

Option 3: Extensions

Moving your event listeners to custom extensions (or nodes, or marks) is also possible. Here’s how that would look like:

import { Extension } from '@tiptap/core'

const CustomExtension = Extension.create({
  onBeforeCreate({ editor }) {
    // Before the view is created.
  },
  onCreate({ editor }) {
    // The editor is ready.
  },
  onUpdate({ editor }) {
    // The content has changed.
  },
  onSelectionUpdate({ editor }) {
    // The selection has changed.
  },
  onTransaction({ editor, transaction }) {
    // The editor state has changed.
  },
  onFocus({ editor, event }) {
    // The editor is focused.
  },
  onBlur({ editor, event }) {
    // The editor isn’t focused anymore.
  },
  onDestroy() {
    // The editor is being destroyed.
  },
})