MSGestureEvent

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The MSGestureEvent is a proprietary interface specific to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge which represents events that occur due to touch gestures. Events using this interface include MSGestureStart, MSGestureEnd, MSGestureTap, MSGestureHold, MSGestureChange, and MSInertiaStart.

MSGestureEvent derives from UIEvent, which in turn derives from Event. Though the MSGestureEvent.initGestureEvent() method is kept for backward compatibility, the creation of an MSGestureEvent object should be done using the MSGestureEvent() constructor.

Constructor

MSGestureEvent()
Creates an MSGestureEvent object.

Properties

This interface also inherits properties of its parents, UIEvent and Event.

MSGestureEvent.expansion Read only
The diameter of the gesture area. For example, the distance between fingers.
MSGestureEvent.gestureObject Read only
Returns the MSGesture object for this gesture event.
MSGestureEvent.rotation Read only
Amount of rotation (in radians) since the previous MSGestureEvent of the current gesture. Positive values indicate clockwise rotation; negative values indicate anticlockwise rotation.
MSGestureEvent.scale Read only
The difference in scale (for zoom gestures) from the previous MSGestureEvent of the current gesture.
MSGestureEvent.translationX Read only
Distance traversed along the X-axis since the previous MSGestureEvent of the current gesture
MSGestureEvent.translationY Read only
Distance traversed along the Y-axis since the previous MSGestureEvent of the current gesture
MSGestureEvent.velocityAngular Read only
Angular velocity. Expressed in radians.
MSGestureEvent.velocityExpansion Read only
The velocity of the expansion of the gesture area.
MSGestureEvent.velocityX Read only
Velocity along the direction of the X-axis.
MSGestureEvent.velocityY Read only
Velocity along the direction of the Y-axis.

Methods

This interface also inherits methods of its parents, UIEvent and Event.

MSGestureEvent.initGestureEvent()
Initializes the value of an MSGestureEvent. If the event has already being dispatched, this method does nothing. This method is deprecated as of Microsoft Edge.

Gesture event types

Specifications

Not part of any specification. Microsoft has a description on MSDN.

Browser compatibility

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MSGestureEvent() constructor
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expansion
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gestureObject
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initGestureEvent
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rotation
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scale
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translationX
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translationY
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velocityAngular
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velocityExpansion
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velocityX
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velocityY
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Legend

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Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.

See also

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