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 is zero.

This property is Read only .


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.
Editor's Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'height' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support (Yes) [1] 10 No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support 10 No support No support

[1] Implementation withdrawn. See bug 1166347.


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API DOM Interface PointerEvent Property Reference