TouchEvent.altKey

Summary

A boolean value indicating whether or not the alt (Alternate) key is enabled when the touch event is created. If the alt key is enabled, the attribute's value is true. Otherwise, it is false.

This property is Read only .

Syntax

var altEnabled = touchEvent.altKey;

Return value

altEnabled

true if the alt key is enabled for this event; and false if the alt is not enabled.

Example

This example illustrates how to access the TouchEvent key modifier properties: TouchEvent.altKey, TouchEvent.ctrlKey, TouchEvent.metaKey and TouchEvent.shiftKey.

In following code snippet, the touchstart event handler logs the state of the event's modifier keys.

someElement.addEventListener('touchstart', function(e) {
   // Log the state of this event's modifier keys
   console.log("altKey = " + e.altKey);
   console.log("ctrlKey = " + e.ctrlKey);
   console.log("metaKey = " + e.metaKey);
   console.log("shiftKey = " + e.shiftKey);
}, false);

Specifications

Specification
Touch Events
# dom-touchevent-altkey

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