In this write-up, we will elaborate on how to use the CSS pointer-events property.
What is pointer-events Property?
CSS “pointer-events” property specifies the pointer/tap behavior towards the HTML element and whether the selected element will respond by performing actions such as hover or click.
How to Use pointer-events Property?
In CSS, the pointer-events property can be utilized to enable or disable pointer actions on some specific HTML elements. The syntax of the pointer-events property is given below.
In the mentioned syntax, “auto” is the default value of the pointer-events property, and it enables the pointer action towards an element, and “none” is totally opposite to the auto; it disables pointer action on HTML elements.
Let’s move ahead and take an example to understand the pointer-events property.
In our HTML file, specify an anchor tag with the text “LinuxHint.io” and place it within the body section.
Now, we will use the “pointer-events” property and assign it value “none”. This will disable the pointer action on the element.
Save your HTML file with mentioned code and run it using your browser:
Let’s take another example to cover the pointer-events property deeply.
Set the pointer-events property value to “auto” this time. It will make the element respond over pointer hover or click. Nonetheless, auto is the default value of the pointer-events property.
We have covered different uses of the CSS pointer-events property.
To control the pointer actions, we can utilize the CSS “pointer-events” property. The “auto” value is the predefined value of this property; it enables the actions over the HTML elements. When the pointer-events property is used with the value “none”, it disables the actions toward a specific element. This write-up has demonstrated how to use the CSS pointer-events property.