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onclick Event

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a button is clicked:

<button onclick="myFunction()">Click me</button>

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Definition and Usage

The onclick event occurs when the user clicks on an element.


Browser Support

Event
onclick Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onclick="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

object.onclick=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("click", myScript);Try it

Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: Yes
Cancelable: Yes
Event type: MouseEvent
Supported HTML tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>


Event Object Reference Event Object

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