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screenX Event Attribute

Event Object Reference Event Object

Definition and Usage

The screenX event attribute returns the horizontal coordinate (according to the users computer screen) of the mouse pointer when an event was triggered.

Syntax

event.screenX


Example

Example

Alert the coordinates of the mouse pointer, when you click a paragraph:

var x=event.screenX
var y=event.screenY
  alert("X coords: " + x + ", Y coords: " + y)
  }
</script>
</head>
<body>

<p onmousedown="show_coords(event)">Click this paragraph, and an alert box will alert the x and y coordinates of the cursor.</p>

</body>
</html>

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Event Object Reference Event Object

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