HTML | DOM MouseEvent screenX Property

The MouseEvent screenX property is used for returning the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer whenever this event is triggered. It returns a number which represents the horizontal distance of the mouse pointer relative to the screen in pixels.

The MouseEvent screenX property is a read-only property and it returns a number which represents the horizontal coordinate of the mouse pointer in pixels.

Syntax :


Below program illustrate the MouseEvent screenX property :

Program: Finding out the horizontal coordinates of the mouse pointer, relative to the screen, when the mouse button is clicked on an element.





<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>MouseEvent screenX Property in HTML</title
            font-family: Impact;
    <h2>MouseEvent screenX Property</h2>
    <p onclick="coord(event)">
        Click somewhere in the paragraph to 
        get the x(horizontal) coordinates of 
        the mouse pointer.
    <p id="test"></p>
        function coord(event) 
            var x = event.screenX;
            var coords = " X coords: " + x;
            document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = coords;



After clicking the button

Supported Web Browsers

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

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