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HTML | DOM oncontextmenu Event
  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2019

The HTML DOM oncontextmenu event occurs when an element is right-clicked to open the context menu.

Note: The oncontextmenu event is supported in all browsers but the contextmenu attribute is currently only supported in Firefox.

Syntax:

HTML:

<element oncontextmenu="myScript">

JavaScript:



object.oncontextmenu = function(){myScript};

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("contextmenu", myScript);

Example 1: Using HTML

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        div {
            background: green;
            border: 1px solid black;
            padding: 10px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncontextmenu Event</h2>
        <div oncontextmenu="myFunction()" 
             contextmenu="mymenu">
            <p>Right-click inside the box
        </div>
  
        <script>
            function myFunction() {
                alert("right-clicked");
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Example 2: Using JavaScript

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        div {
            background: green;
            border: 1px solid black;
            padding: 10px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncontextmenu Event</h2>
        <div id="myDIV" contextmenu="mymenu">
            <p>Right-click inside the box
        </div>
  
        <p id="try"></p>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "myDIV").oncontextmenu = function() {
                GFGfun()
            };
  
            function GFGfun() {
                var gfg = document.getElementById("try");
                gfg.innerHTML = "right-clicked";
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Example: In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <style>
        div {
            background: green;
            border: 1px solid black;
            padding: 10px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1 style="color:green">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>HTML DOM oncontextmenu Event</h2>
        <div id="myDIV" contextmenu="mymenu">
            <p>Right-click inside the box
        </div>
  
        <p id="try"></p>
  
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
                "myDIV").addEventListener("contextmenu", GFGfun);
  
            function GFGfun() {
                var gfg = document.getElementById("try");
                gfg.innerHTML = "right-clicked";
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

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Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by DOM oncontextmenu Event are listed below:

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

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