Binding.bindingSelectionChanged event

Occurs when the selection is changed within the binding.

Hosts: Access, Excel, Word
Available in Requirement set BindingEvents
Last changed in Selection 1.1


To add an event handler for the BindingSelectionChanged event of a binding, use the addHandlerAsync method of the Binding object. The event handler receives an argument of type BindingSelectionChangedEventArgs.


function addEventHandlerToBinding() {"bindings#MyBinding").addHandlerAsync(Office.EventType.BindingSelectionChanged, onBindingSelectionChanged);

function onBindingSelectionChanged(eventArgs) {
    write( + " has been selected.");
// Function that writes to a div with id='message' on the page.
function write(message){
    document.getElementById('message').innerText += message; 

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this event is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this event.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Supported hosts, by platform

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser) Office for iPad
Access Y
Excel Y Y Y
Word Y Y Y
Available in requirement sets BindingEvents
Add-in types Content, task pane
Library Office.js
Namespace Office

Support history

Version Changes
1.1 Added support for Excel and Word in Office for iPad.
1.1 Added support for this event in add-ins for Access.
1.0 Introduced