The Event() constructor creates a new Event.

Syntax

 event = new Event(typeArg, eventInit);

Values

typeArg
Is a DOMString representing the name of the event.
eventInit Optional
Is an EventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
  • "bubbles": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event bubbles. The default is false.
  • "cancelable": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event can be canceled. The default is false.
  • "scoped": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the given event bubbles. If this value is truedeepPath will only contain a target node.
  • "composed": (Optional) A Boolean indicating whether the event will trigger listeners outside of a shadow root. The default is false. 

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.
Shadow DOM
The definition of 'scoped' in that specification.
Working Draft Adds scoped to EventInit dictionary.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
BasicSupport 15.0 11 (11) No support 11.60 Nightly build (535.2)
scoped 53.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? (Yes) 11.0 (11) ? ? ? (Yes)
scoped No support 53.0 ? ? ? ? 53.0

See also

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