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    Window.oncontextmenu

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    Summary

    An event handler property for right-click events on the window. Unless the default behavior is prevented (see examples below on how to do this), the browser context menu will activate (though IE8 has a bug with this and will not activate the context menu if a contextmenu event handler is defined). Note that this event will occur with any non-disabled right-click event and does not depend on an element possessing the "contextmenu" attribute.

    Syntax

    window.oncontextmenu = funcRef;
    //funcRef refers to the function to be called

    Example

    These examples will disable right click on the page:

    document.oncontextmenu = function () { // Use document as opposed to window for IE8 compatibility
       return false;
    };
    

    window.addEventListener('contextmenu', function (e) { // Not compatibile with IE < 9
       e.preventDefault();
    }, false);

    Document Tags and Contributors

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    Last updated by: teoli,