More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
The onmousedown event occurs when a user presses a mouse button over an element.
Tip: The order of events related to the onmousedown event (for the left/middle mouse button):
The order of events related to the onmousedown event (for the right mouse button):
Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.
|Supported HTML tags:||All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>|
|DOM Version:||Level 2 Events|
Trigger a function with parameters when the button is pressed down
When the mouse button is pressed down over a <p> element, change its color to red.
Alert which mouse button that was pressed
Alert which mouse button the user pressed.
Alert the element the user clicked on
Alert the name of the element the user clicked on.
❮ Event Object