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Getting x and y coordinates of a mouse click

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#1 Ray Parrish

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:17 PM


I am reading at the W3 schools in an attempt to find out how to return the position of a mouse click within a div element. So far I have not found the information that I need.

Suppose I have a div with the id of "drawingarea", and when I click on the drawingarea div with the mouse, I want to know the position within that div in x, and y pixels from the origin of the div at it's bottom left corner.

Can someone show me how to capture this information in an onmouseclick, or onmouseup function?

Thanks for any help you can be.

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:00 PM

I think this site may help. Open up the site in Firebug and examine the code to figure out how it is done.

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