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oncontextmenu Event

❮ Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when the user right-clicks on a <div> element with a context menu:

<div oncontextmenu="myFunction()" contextmenu="mymenu">
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Definition and Usage

The oncontextmenu event occurs when the user right-clicks on an element to open the context menu.

Note: Although the oncontextmenu event is supported in all browsers, the contextmenu attribute is currently only supported in Firefox.


Browser Support

Event
oncontextmenu Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element oncontextmenu="myScript">
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In JavaScript:

object.oncontextmenu = function(){myScript};
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In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("contextmenu", myScript);
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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
DOM Version: Level 3 Events

❮ Event Object