sourceCapabilities

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The UIEvent.sourceCapabilities read-only property returns an instance of the InputDeviceCapabilities interface which provides information about the physical device responsible for generating a touch event. If no input device was responsible for the event, it returns null.

When a single user interaction with an input device generates a series of different input events, the sourceCapabilities property for all of them will point to the same instance of InputDeviceCapabilities. For example, when a user lifts their finger off of a touchscreen, several UIEvents may be generated including touchend, mousedown, click, and focus. All of these events must have the same sourceCapabilities representing the touchscreen.

A device is considered "responsible" for an event only when that interaction is part of the abstraction provided by the web platform. For example, many user agents allow a window to be resized with a mouse or a keyboard, but this detail is not exposed to the web platform in any way, and so the sourceCapabilities of a resize event will typically be null.

Syntax

var iDC = event.sourceCapabilities

Value

An instance of InputDeviceCapabilities.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
InputDeviceCapabilities
The definition of 'sourceCapabilities' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 47Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 47Chrome Android Full support 47Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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