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Hit Detection Mouse Touch Over Object Arrays

Learn mouse or touch hit detection against an array of objects on the HTML canvas using JavaScript. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <style> body{ background:#CCC; } #my_canvas{ background:#FFF; border:#999 1px solid; } </style> <script> function initCanvas(){ var ctx = document.getElementById('my_canvas').getContext('2d'); ctx.canvas.addEventListener('mousedown', function(event) { var mX = event.clientX - ctx.canvas.offsetLeft; var mY = event.clientY - ctx.canvas.offsetTop; for(var i = 0; i < buildings.length; i++){ var b = buildings[i]; if(mX >= b.x && mX < b.x+b.w && mY >= b.y && mY < b.y+b.h){ document.getElementById('status').innerHTML = "You touched "; } } }); var buildings = [ {"id":"house","x":100,"y":100,"w":50,"h":50,"bg":"magenta"}, {"id":"grocery","x":200,"y":100,"w":50,"h":50,"bg":"green"}, {"id":"post_office","x":300,"y":100,"w":50,"h":50,"bg":"orange"} ]; for(var i = 0; i < buildings.length; i++){ var b = buildings[i]; ctx.fillStyle =; ctx.fillRect(b.x,b.y,b.w,b.h); } } window.addEventListener('load', function(event) { initCanvas(); }); </script> </head> <body> <canvas id="my_canvas" width="500" height="300"></canvas> <h2 id="status"></h2> </body> </html>

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