KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent()

Deprecated

This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent() method initializes the attributes of a keyboard event object. This method was introduced in draft of DOM Level 3 Events, but deprecated in newer draft. Gecko won't support this feature since implementing this method as experimental broke existing web apps (see bug 999645). Web applications should use constructor instead of this if it's available.

Syntax

kbdEvent.initKeyboardEvent(typeArg, canBubbleArg, cancelableArg,
                           viewArg, charArg, keyArg,
                           locationArg, modifiersListArg, repeat)

Parameters

typeArg
The type of keyboard event; this will be one of keydown, keypress, or keyup.
canBubbleArg
Whether or not the event can bubble.
cancelableArg
Whether or not the event can be canceled.
viewArg
The WindowProxy it is associated to.
keyArg
The value of the key attribute.
locationArg
The value of the location attribute.
ctrlKey
Whether the Control key modifier is active.
altKey
Whether the Alt key modifier is active.
shiftKey
Whether the Shift key modifier is active.
metaKey
Whether the Meta key modifier is active.