TouchList.length

The length read-only property indicates the number of items (touch points) in a given TouchList.

Syntax

var numTouches = touchList.length;

Return value

numTouches
The number of touch points in touchList.

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.

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