PointerEvent.height

The height read-only property of the PointerEvent interface represents the height of the pointer's contact geometry, along the Y axis (in CSS pixels). Depending on the source of the pointer device (for example a finger), for a given pointer, each event may produce a different value.

If the input hardware cannot report the contact geometry to the browser, the height defaults to 1.

Syntax

var contactHeight = pointerEvent.height;

Return value

contactHeight
The height of the event's contact area (in CSS pixels).

Example

An example of this property is included in the PointerEvent.width example.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'height' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'height' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 55Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 11
Full support 11
Partial support 10
Notes
Notes Returns values in screen pixels instead of CSS document pixels.
Opera Full support 42Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 55Chrome Android Full support 55Edge Mobile Full support 12Firefox Android No support No
No support No
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 42Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

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