PointerEvent()

The PointerEvent() constructor creates a new synthetic and untrusted PointerEvent.

Syntax

 event = new PointerEvent(type, PointerEventInit);

Arguments

type
Is a DOMString representing the name of the event (see PointerEvent event types).
PointerEventInitOptional
Is a PointerEventInit dictionary, having the following fields:
  • "pointerId", optional and defaulting to "0", of type long, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "width", optional and defaulting to "0", of type double, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "height", optional and defaulting to "0", of type double, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "pressure", optional and defaulting to "0", of type float, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "tiltX", optional and defaulting to "0", of type long, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "tiltY", optional and defaulting to "0", of type long, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "pointerType", optional and defaulting to "", of type DOMString, that sets the value of PointerEvent.
  • "isPrimary", optional and defaulting to "false", of type Boolean, that sets the value of PointerEvent.

The PointerEventInit dictionary also accepts fields from the MouseEvent, UIEventInit and EventInit dictionaries.

Example

var moveEvent = new PointerEvent("pointermove");

var downEvent = new PointerEvent("pointerdown", 
   {pointerId: 1,
    bubbles: true, 
    cancelable: true, 
    pointerType: "touch",
    width: 100,
    height: 100,
    isPrimary: true
   }); 

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'PointerEvent' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Non-stable version.
Pointer Events
The definition of 'PointerEvent' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support Not supported[2] (Yes) [1] 10ms
11
Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported 10 Not supported Not supported

[1] This feature is currently hidden behind a flag — to enable it and experiment, go to about:config and enable dom.w3c_pointer_events.enabled.

[2] In development, see: crbug.com/196799.

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/api/pointerevent/pointerevent