The ondblclick property returns the onDblClick event handler code on the current element.


element.ondblclick = function;
  • function is the name of a user-defined function, without the () suffix or any parameters, or an anonymous function declaration, such as
element.ondblclick = function() { console.log("ondblclick event detected!"); };


<title>ondblclick event example</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function initElement()
  var p = document.getElementById("foo");
  // NOTE: log(); or log(param); will NOT work here.
  // Must be a reference to a function name, not a function call.
  p.ondblclick = log;
function log()
  console.log("ondblclick Event detected!")
<style type="text/css">
#foo {
  border: solid blue 2px;
<body onload="initElement()">
<span id="foo">My Event Element</span>
<p>double-click on the above element.</p>


The dblclick event is raised when the user double clicks an element.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'ondblclick' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser Compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS Edge IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support No support ? ? ? ? ? ? No support

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