This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The inputType read-only property of the InputEvent interface returns the type of change for editible content such as, for example, inserting, deleting, or formatting text.


var aString = inputType.inputType


A DOMString.


// TBD


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

Browser Compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome Full support 60Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 47Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 60Chrome Android Full support 60Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 47Safari iOS Full support 10.1Samsung Internet Android ?


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Full support
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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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