HTML | oncontextmenu Event Attribute

This attribute works when the user right-clicks on an element to open the context menu.

Syntax:

<element oncontextmenu="script">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains single value script. The script to be run when oncontextmenu attribute called. It is supported by all HTML elements.

Note: This attribute is new in HTML 5.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>oncontextmenu Event Attribute</title>
        <style>
            div {
                background: Green;
                border: 1px solid black;
                padding: 10px;
                width:60%;
                color:white;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <center>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>oncontextmenu Event Attribute</h2>
        <div oncontextmenu="myFunction()" contextmenu="mymenu">
            <p>Right-click inside this box</p>
        </div>
        <script>
            function myFunction() {
                alert("You right-clicked inside the div!");
            }
        </script>
        </center>
    </body>
</html>

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Output:
oncontextmenu

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by oncontextmenu attribute are listed below:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera


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