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The InputEvent interface represents an event notifying of editable content change.

Constructor

InputEvent()
Creates an InputEvent object.

Properties

This interface inherits properties from its parents, UIEvent and Event.

InputEvent.dataRead only
Returns a DOMString with the inserted characters. This may be an empty string if the change doesn't insert text (such as when deleting characters, for example).
InputEvent.dataTransferRead only
Returns a DataTransfer object containing information about richtext or plaintext data being added to or removed from editable content.
InputEvent.inputTypeRead only
Returns the type of change for editible content such as, for example, inserting, deleting, or formatting text.  See the property page for a complete list of input types.  
InputEvent.isComposingRead only
Returns a Boolean value indicating if the event is fired after compositionstart and before compositionend.

Methods

This interface inherits methods from its parents, UIEvent and Event.

InputEvent.getTargetRanges()
Returns an array of static ranges that will be affected by a change to the DOM if the input event is not canceled. 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Input Events Level 2
The definition of 'InputEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 60 31.0 (31.0) No support 47 10.1
data 60 No support No support 47 No support
dataTransfer 60 No support No support 47 No support
getTargetRanges() 60 No support No support 47 No support
inputType 60 No support No support 47 10.1
isComposing() 60 31.0 (31.0) No support 47 No support
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 60 60 31.0 (31.0) No support 47 10.1
data 60 60 No support No support 47 No support
dataTransfer 60 60 No support No support 47 No support
getTargetRanges() 60 60 No support No support 47 No support
inputType 60 60 No support No support 47 10.1
isComposing() 60 60 31.0 (31.0) No support 47 No support

See also

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