HTMLElement.click()

The HTMLElement.click() method simulates a mouse click on an element.

When click() is used with supported elements (such as an <input>), it fires the element's click event. This event then bubbles up to elements higher in the document tree (or event chain) and fires their click events.

Syntax

click()

Parameters

None.

Return value

None (undefined).

Examples

Simulate a mouse-click when moving the mouse pointer over a checkbox:

HTML

<form>
  <input type="checkbox" id="myCheck" onmouseover="myFunction()" onclick="alert('click event occurred')">
</form>

JavaScript

// On mouse-over, execute myFunction
function myFunction() {
  document.getElementById("myCheck").click();
}

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard
# dom-click-dev

Browser compatibility

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See also