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screenY Event Attribute

Event Object Reference Event Object

Definition and Usage

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

Syntax

event.screenY


Example

Example

The following example alerts the coordinates of the mouse pointer when the mouse button was clicked:

<html>
<head>
<script>
function show_coords(event)
  {
  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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