event.type

Summary

Returns a string containing the type of event.

The event argument of EventTarget.addEventListener() and EventTarget.removeEventListener() is case insensitive.

For a list of available event types, see Mozilla event reference

Syntax

event.type

Examples

var string = event.type;
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>

<title>type example</title>

<script>
var currEvent = null;

function getEvtType(evt) {
  currEvent = evt.type;
  document.getElementById("Etype").firstChild.nodeValue = currEvent;
}

</script>
</head>

<body
  onkeydown="getEvtType(event)"
  onkeyup="getEvtType(event)"
  onmousedown="getEvtType(event)"
  onmouseup="getEvtType(event)">

<p>Press any key or click the mouse to get the event type.</p>
<p>Event type: <span id="Etype">-</span></p>

</body>
</html>

Specification

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