To prevent a programmatic click on an element using the pointer-events property, you can set the value of pointer-events to none. This will make the element non-interactable, and any programmatic clicks or user clicks will be ignored. Keep in mind that this will prevent both programmatic and user interactions on the element.

Here's an example of how to do it using CSS:

HTML:

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<button id="myButton">Click Me</button>

CSS:

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#myButton { pointer-events: none; }

With this CSS, any attempt to programmatically trigger a click on the button element with the ID myButton will have no effect. However, user interactions like mouse clicks or touch events will also be blocked.

If you need to control when the button can be clicked programmatically, you can toggle the pointer-events property using JavaScript. For example:

HTML:

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<button id="myButton">Click Me</button>

JavaScript:

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const myButton = document.getElementById('myButton'); // Disable programmatic clicks myButton.style.pointerEvents = 'none'; // Enable programmatic clicks after 3 seconds setTimeout(() => { myButton.style.pointerEvents = 'auto'; }, 3000);

In this example, the button will be disabled for programmatic clicks initially, but after 3 seconds, it will be enabled again. You can adjust the timing according to your specific needs.

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