PointerEvent.tiltY

The tiltY read-only property of the PointerEvent interface is the angle (in degrees) between the X-Z plane of the pointer and the screen. This property is typically only useful for a pen/stylus pointer type.

For an illustration of this property, see Figure 3 in the specification.

Syntax

var tiltY = pointerEvent.tiltY;

Return value

tiltY
The angle in degrees between the X-Z plane of the pointer (stylus) and the screen. The range of values is -90 to 90, inclusive, where a positive value is a tilt towards the user. For devices that do not support this property, the value is 0.

Example

This example illustrates simple accessing of the tiltX and tiltY properties.

someElement.addEventListener("pointerdown", function(event) {
  process_tilt(event.tiltX, event.tiltY);
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'tiltY' in that specification.
Working Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'tiltY' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 55Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 59
Full support 59
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: 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 Full support 10Opera Full support 42Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 55Chrome Android Full support 55Edge Mobile Full support 12Firefox Android No support No
No support No
Full support 41
Disabled
Disabled From version 41: 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 42Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

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