InputEvent.data

The data read-only property of the InputEvent interface returns a string with inserted characters. This may be an empty string if the change doesn't insert text, such as when characters are deleted.

Value

A string.

Examples

In the following example, an event listener receives the input event. Any textual change to the <input> element is retrieved by InputEvent.data and inserted into a paragraph using the Node.textContent property.

<p>Some text to copy and paste.</p>

<input type="text" />

<p class="result"></p>
const editable = document.querySelector('input');
const result = document.querySelector('.result');

editable.addEventListener('input', (e) => {
  result.textContent = `Inputted text: ${e.data}`;
});

Specifications

Specification
Input Events Level 2
# dfn-data

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