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currentTarget Event Property

Event Object Reference Event Object

Definition and Usage

The currentTarget event property returns the element whose event listeners triggered the event.

This is particularly useful during capturing and bubbling.

Syntax

event.currentTarget


Example

Example

The following example gets the element whose event listeners triggered the event:

<html>
<head>

<script>
function myFunction(e)
  {
  var x=e.currentTarget;
  alert("The id of the triggered element: " + x.id);
  }
</script>
</head>

<body>

<p id="p1" onclick="myFunction(event)">
Click on this paragraph. An alert box will
show which element triggered the event.</p>

</body>
</html>

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Event Object Reference Event Object

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