WheelEvent()

The WheelEvent() constructor returns a newly created WheelEvent object.

Syntax

var wheelEvent = new WheelEvent(typeArg, wheelEventInit); 

Properties

typeArg
Is a DOMString representing the name of the event.
wheelEventInitOptional
Is a WheelEventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
  • "deltaX", optional and defaulting to 0.0, is a double representing the horizontal scroll amount in the deltaMode unit.
  • "deltaY", optional and defaulting to 0.0, is a double representing the vertical scroll amount in the deltaMode unit.
  • "deltaZ", optional and defaulting to 0.0, is a double representing the scroll amount for the z-axis in the deltaMode unit.
  • "deltaMode", optional and defaulting to 0, is a unsigned long representing the unit of the delta values scroll amount. Permitted values are:
    Constant Value Description
    DOM_DELTA_PIXEL 0x00 The delta values are specified in pixels.
    DOM_DELTA_LINE 0x01 The delta values are specified in lines.
    DOM_DELTA_PAGE 0x02 The delta values are specified in pages.

The WheelEventInit dictionary also accepts fields from the MouseEventInit, UIEventInit and EventInit dictionaries.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'WheelEvent()' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 17IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 17Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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