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addBehavior method

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Attaches the specified behavior to the current element.
Behaviors can also be specified with the behavior style property.


object.addBehavior (behavior);
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.


Required. String that specifies the behavior to attach.
One of the following values:
String that specifies the location of the HTC file.
Identifier of an object tag for the binary implementation of a behavior.
The name of a Microsoft Internet Explorer default behavior.

Return value:

Returns an identifier of the added behavior. This identifier can be used for the removeBehavior method to remove the attached behavior.

Example HTML code 1:

This example shows how to add and remove behaviors:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var behaviorIDs = [];
        var divElems = [];

        function SetBehaviors () {
            divElems = document.getElementsByTagName ("div");
            for (i=0; i < divElems.length; i++) {
                if (divElems[i].addBehavior) {
                    behaviorIDs[i] = divElems[i].addBehavior ("");

        function RemoveBehaviors () { 
            for (i=0; i < divElems.length; i++) {
                if (divElems[i].removeBehavior) {
                    divElems[i].removeBehavior (behaviorIDs [i]);
    You can add behaviors to the div elements with this button:
    <button onclick="SetBehaviors ();">Add behaviors!</button>
    <br /><br />
    Hover your mouse over the div elements!
    <br /><br />
    Use this button to remove behaviors:
    <button onclick="RemoveBehaviors ();">Remove behaviors!</button>
    <br /><br />
    <div>1. division</div>
    <div>2. division</div>
    <div>3. division</div>
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