This property is the angle (in degrees) between the X-Z plane of the pointer and the screen. This property is typically only useful for a pen/stylus pointer type. The range of values is -90 to 90 degrees and a positive value is a tilt toward the user. For devices that do not support this property, the value is 0.

For an illustration of this property, see Figure 3 in the specification.

This property is Read only .


var tilt = pointerEvent.tiltY;

Return value

The angle between the X-Z plane of the pointer (stylus) and the screen.


An example of this property is included in the PointerEvent.tiltX example.


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support No support (Yes) [1] 10 No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support 10 No support No support

[1] Implementation withdrawn. See bug 1166347.


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API DOM Interface PointerEvent Property Reference