The InputEvent interface represents an event notifying the user of editable content changes.



Creates an InputEvent object.


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 editable 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.


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


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


Input Events Level 2 (Input Events 2)
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UI Events
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