TouchList.item()

Summary

Returns the Touch object at the specified index in the TouchList.

Syntax

var touchPoint = touchList.item(index);

Parameters

index
The index of the Touch object to retrieve. The index is a number in the range of 0 to one less than the length of the TouchList.

Return value

touchPoint
The requested Touch object from the TouchList. Returns null if the index is not less than the length of the list.

Example

This code example illustrates the use of the TouchList interface's item method and the length property.

target = document.getElementById("target");

target.addEventListener('touchstart', function(ev) {

  // If this touchstart event started on element target, 
  // set touch to the first item in the targetTouches list;
  // otherwise set touch to the first item in the touches list
  var touch;

  if (ev.targetTouches.length >= 1)
     touch = ev.targetTouches.item(0);
  else
     touch = ev.touches.item(0);
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Touch Events – Level 2 Draft Non-stable version.
Touch Events Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support18 Yes

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18 — 24

No15 No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes615 Yes ?

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