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.


var contactHeight = pointerEvent.height;

Return value

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


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


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

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