event.timeStamp

Summary

Returns the time (in milliseconds since the epoch) at which the event was created.

Syntax

event.timeStamp

Examples

var number = event.timeStamp;

The following is a more complete example:

<html>
<head>

<title>timeStamp example</title>

<script type="text/javascript">
function getTime(event) {
  document.getElementById("time").firstChild.nodeValue = event.timeStamp;
}
</script>
</head>

<body onkeypress="getTime(event)">

<p>Press any key to get the current timestamp
for the onkeypress event.</p>
<p>timeStamp: <span id="time">-</span></p>

</body>
</html>

Notes

This property only works if the event system supports it for the particular event.

Specification

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