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HTML | DOM MouseEvent clientY Property

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The MouseEvent clientY property is a read-only property which is used to return the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer based on the current window when a mouse event was triggered.

Syntax :


Return Value: It returns a number that represents the vertical coordinate of the mouse pointer in pixels. 

Below program illustrates the MouseEvent clientY property: 

Finding out the vertical coordinates of the mouse pointer when the mouse button is clicked on an element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>MouseEvent clientY Property</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>MouseEvent clientY Property</h2>
    <p onclick="coord(event)">
        To get the y coordinates of the mouse pointer,
        click on this paragraph. </p>
    <p id="gfg"></p>
        function coord(event) {
            var getYcoord = event.clientY;
            var result = "Y coordinate: " + getYcoord;
            document.getElementById("gfg").innerHTML = result;



After clicking the button


Supported Web Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 1.5 and above
  • Apple Safari 1 and above

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Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2022
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