This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.
CustomEvent.initCustomEvent() method initializes a
CustomEvent object. If the event has already been dispatched, this method does nothing.
Events initialized in this way must have been created with the
Document.createEvent() method. This method must be called to set the event before it is dispatched, using
EventTarget.dispatchEvent(). Once dispatched, it doesn't do anything anymore.
Do not use this method anymore, as it is deprecated.
Instead use specific event constructors, like
CustomEvent(). The page on Creating and triggering events gives more information about the way to use these.
event.initCustomEvent(type, canBubble, cancelable, detail);
- Is a
DOMStringcontaining the name of the event.
- Is a
Booleanindicating whether the event bubbles up through the DOM or not.
- Is a
Booleanindicating whether the event is cancelable.
- The data passed when initializing the event.
The definition of 'CustomEvent' in that specification.
|Living Standard||Initial definition, but already deprecated in favor of the use of a constructor,
|Feature||Chrome||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||(Yes)||6 (6)||9||11||5.1 (533.3)|
|Feature||Android||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Phone||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||?||6.0 (6)||?||?||?|
- The constructor to use instead of this deprecated method:
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