jQuery event.currentTarget Property

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jQuery event.currentTarget Property

The jQuery event.currentTarget property returns the current DOM element within the event bubbling phase.

Note: This property will typically be equal to the this of the function.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h1>jQuery event.currentTarget Property</h1> <p>Click on any element.</p> <script> $(document).ready(function(){ $("p, h1").click(function(e){ alert(event.currentTarget === this); }); }); </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

event.currentTarget;

Browser Support

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