Get Clicked HTML Element Name Using JavaScript

In this tutorial we will see how to Get Clicked HTML Element Name Using JavaScript. The target Event Property and HTML DOM tagName Property are used for this.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, This code contains four main HTML Elements.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Get Clicked HTML Element Name Using JavaScript</title>
</head> 
<body>
  <h1>Heading</h1>
  <button>Button</button>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  <p>Paragraph.</p>
</body>
</html>

target Event Property

The target Event Property returns the HTML element that has triggered the event.

It is supported by all major browsers.

HTML DOM tagName Property

The HTML DOM tagName Property returns the tag name of the targeted HTML element. The name returned is in uppercase letters.

It is also supported by all major browsers.

JavaScript Code

In this example, whenever HTML element is clicked the function is executed which will display the name of HTML Element.

The target event property will be used to identify the element which is clicked and then the tagName property will return the name of that HTML element.

Take a look at the code given below.

<script>
document.addEventListener('click', function(e) {
 alert(e.target.tagName);
}, false);
</script>

Demo

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