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The show event is fired when a contextmenu event was fired on/bubbled to an element that has a contextmenu attribute.

General info

Specification
HTML5
Interface
Event
Bubbles
No
Cancelable
No
Target
Element
Default Action
Show a context menu built from the related menu element.

Properties

Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only Boolean Whether the event normally bubbles or not
cancelable Read only Boolean Whether the event is cancellable or not?

Example

<div contextmenu="test"></div>
<menu type="context" id="test">
    <menuitem label="alert" onclick="alert('the alert label has been clicked')" />
</menu>

<script>
  document.getElementById("test").addEventListener("show", function(e){
    alert("the context menu will be displayed");
  }, false);
</script>

Document Tags and Contributors

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 Last updated by: teoli,