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Summary

Returns the time (in milliseconds) at which the event was created.

Syntax

event.timeStamp

Examples

var number = event.timeStamp;

The following is a more complete example:

<html>
<head>

<title>timeStamp example</title>

<script type="text/javascript">
function getTime(event) {
  document.getElementById("time").firstChild.nodeValue = event.timeStamp;
}
</script>
</head>

<body onkeypress="getTime(event)">

<p>Press any key to get the current timestamp
for the onkeypress event.</p>
<p>timeStamp: <span id="time">-</span></p>

</body>
</html>

Notes

This property only works if the event system supports it for the particular event.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
DOM
The definition of 'Event.timeStamp' in that specification.
Living Standard  
DOM4
The definition of 'Event.timeStamp' in that specification.
Recommendation  
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification
The definition of 'Event.timeStamp' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 49.0[1] ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 49.0[1] ? ? ? ? ? 49.0

[1] Starting with Chrome 49, returns a high-resolution monotonic time instead of epoch time.

Document Tags and Contributors

 Last updated by: teoli,