InputEvent

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

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 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.

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
UI Events
The definition of 'InputEvent' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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See also