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How to Disable Clicking Inside a Div with CSS or JavaScript?

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To disable clicking inside a div with CSS or JavaScript, we can set the pointer-events CSS property to none .

Also, we can add a click event listener to the div and then call event.preventDefault inside.

For instance, if we have the following div:

<div id='foo'>  
  foo  
</div>

Then we can disable clicks inside it with CSS by writing:

#foo {  
  pointer-events: none;  
}

To disable clicks with JavaScript, we can write:

const foo = document.querySelector('#foo')  
foo.addEventListener('click', (event) => {  
  event.preventDefault();  
});

to select the div by its ID with document.querySelector .

Then we call addEventListener on it with 'click' and a click event handler that calls event.preventDefault to stop the default action when the div is clicked.

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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