JavaScript onmousedown Event

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JavaScript onmousedown Event

The onmousedown event occurs when a user presses a mouse button over an element.

onmousedown Event as Attribute


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p onmousedown="myFunction()">Click me</p> <script> function myFunction(){ document.write("You clicked."); } </script> </body> </html>


As Attribute

<element onmousedown = "JavaScript">

As Property

object.onmousedown = function(){ // code };

Using Event Listener

object.addEventListener("mousedown" , myScript);

onmousedown Event as Property


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>Click anywhere</p> <script> function myFunction(){ document.write("You clicked."); } document.onmousedown = myFunction; </script> </body> </html>

Using addEventListener() Method

Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and below.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>Click me</p> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ document.write("You clicked."); } x.addEventListener("mousedown", myFunction); </script> </body> </html>


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