EventTarget()

The EventTarget() constructor creates a new EventTarget object instance.

Syntax

var myEventTarget = new EventTarget();

Parameters

None.

Return value

An instance of the EventTarget object.

Examples

class MyEventTarget extends EventTarget {
  constructor(mySecret) {
    super();
    this._secret = mySecret;
  }

  get secret() { return this._secret; }
};

let myEventTarget = new MyEventTarget(5);
let value = myEventTarget.secret;  // == 5
myEventTarget.addEventListener("foo", function(e) {
  this._secret = e.detail;
});

let event = new CustomEvent("foo", { detail: 7 });
myEventTarget.dispatchEvent(event);
let newValue = myEventTarget.secret; // == 7

Specifications

Specification
DOM Standard (DOM)
# ref-for-dom-eventtarget-eventtarget①

Browser compatibility

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See also