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MouseEvent pageY Property

❮ Event Object

Example

Output the coordinates of the mouse pointer when the mouse button is clicked on an element:

var x = event.pageX;     // Get the horizontal coordinate
var y = event.pageY;     // Get the vertical coordinate
var coor = "X coords: " + x + ", Y coords: " + y;

The result of coor could be:

X coords: 162, Y coords: 40
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Definition and Usage

The pageY property returns the vertical coordinate (according to the document) of the mouse pointer when a mouse event was triggered.

The document is the web page.

Tip: To get the horizontal coordinate (according to the document) of the mouse pointer, use the pageX property.

Note: This property is read-only.

Note: This property is non-standard, but works in most major browsers.


Browser Support

Property
pageY Yes 12.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

event.pageY

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer, in pixels
DOM Version: None

More Examples

Example

Output the coordinates of the mouse pointer while the mouse pointer moves over an element:

var x = event.pageX;
var y = event.pageY; 
var coor = "X coords: " + x + ", Y coords: " + y;
document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = coor;
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Example

A demonstration of the differences between clientX and clientY and screenX and screenY:

var pX = event.pageX;
var cX = event.clientX;
var pY = event.pageY;
var cY = event.clientY;
var coords1 = "page - X: " + pX + ", Y coords: " + pY;
var coords2 = "client - X: " + cX + ", Y coords: " + cY;
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: MouseEvent pageX Property

HTML DOM reference: MouseEvent clientX Property

HTML DOM reference: MouseEvent clientY Property

HTML DOM reference: MouseEvent screenX Property

HTML DOM reference: MouseEvent screenY Property


❮ Event Object