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  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2019

The defaultPrevented event property is used for checking whether the preventDefault() method was called for the event or not.

Return Values:
The defaultPrevented event property returns true if the preventDefault() method was called for the event, else it returns false.

Syntax :


Below program illustrates the defaultPrevented event property :

Example-1: Checking if preventDefault() was called or not.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>defaultPrevented Event Property in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
<body onclick="MyEvent(event)">
    <h2>defaultPrevented Event Property</h2>
    <a id="mylink" href="">
    <p>To receive an alert box with the element
    whose eventlistener triggered the event, 
    Click on this line.
            "click", function(event) {
                alert("Is preventDefault() called : " + 

Beforer clicking the button:

After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari

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