PointerEvent.tangentialPressure

The tangentialPressure read-only property of the PointerEvent interface represents the normalized tangential pressure of the pointer input (also known as barrel pressure or cylinder stress).

Syntax

var tanPressure = pointerEvent.tangentialPressure;

Return value

A float representing the normalized tangential pressure of the pointer input in the range -1 to 1, inclusive, where 0 is the neutral position of the control.

Note that some hardware may only support positive values in the range 0 to 1. For hardware that does not support tangential pressure, the value will be 0.

Example

In this snippet, when a pointerdown event is fired, different functions are called depending on the value of the event's tangentialPressure property.

someElement.addEventListener('pointerdown', function(event) {
  if (event.tangentialPressure == 0) {
    // No pressure
    process_no_tanPressure(event);
  } else if (event.tangentialPressure == 1) {
    // Maximum pressure
    process_max_tanPressure(event);
  } else {
    // Default
    process_tanPressure(event);
  }
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'tangentialPressure' in that specification.
Working Draft  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 58Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 54
Disabled
Disabled From version 54: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 45Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 58Chrome Android Full support 58Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support No
No support No
Full support 54
Disabled
Disabled From version 54: this feature is behind the dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 45Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 7.0

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