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    Event()

    The Event() constructor creates a new Event.

    Syntax

     event = new Event(typeArg, eventInit);

    Values

    typeArg
    Is a DOMString representing the name of the event.
    eventInitOptional
    Is an EventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
    • "bubbles", optional and defaulting to false, of type Boolean, indicating if the event bubbles or not.
    • "cancelable", optional and defaulting to false, of type Boolean, indicating if the event can be canceled or not.

    Example

    // create a look event that bubbles up and cannot be canceled
    
    var ev = new Event("look", {"bubbles":true, "cancelable":false});
    document.dispatchEvent(ev);
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    DOM
    The definition of 'Event()' in that specification.
    Living Standard Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    BasicSupport 15 11 (11) Not supported 11.60 Nightly build (535.2)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? 11.0 (11) ? ? ?

    See also

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    Last updated by: romko391,