Tutorials References Exercises Bootcamps Videos Menu
Sign Up Create Website Get Certified Upgrade

jQuery event.currentTarget Property

❮ jQuery Event Methods


event.currentTarget is typically equal to this:

$("h1, h2, p").click(function(event){
  alert(event.currentTarget === this);
Try it Yourself »

Definition and Usage

The event.currentTarget property is the current DOM element within the event bubbling phase, and is typically equal to this.



Parameter Description
event Required. The event parameter comes from the event binding function

Try it Yourself - Examples

Return the content of elements
Using event.currentTarget.innerHTML to return content of elements.

❮ jQuery Event Methods