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HTML DOM Event Object

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The event object gives you information about an event that has occurred for a partcular interval of time.


Below is an example which identify the unicode of the key pressed?

<script type="text/javascript">
function whichButton(event)


<body onkeyup="whichButton(event)">
<p><b>Note:</b> Make sure the right frame has focus when trying this example!</p>
<p>Press a key on your keyboard. An alert box will alert the unicode of the key pressed.</p>


Event Object

The Event object represent the state of an event, such as the element in which the event occurred, the state of the keyboard keys, the location of the mouse, and the state of the mouse buttons.

The event object is available only during an event - that is, you can use it in event handlers only but not in other code.

In VBScript, you must access the event object through the window object only.

The Event object's collections, events and properties are described below:

IE: Internet Explorer, O: Opera, F: Firefox, W3C: World Wide Web Consortium (Internet Standard)


Collection Description IE F O W3C
bookmarks[] Returns a collection of bookmarks connected to the rows affected by the events        
boundElements[] Returns a collection of all elements on a page which are bound to a data test        


Property Description IE F O W3C
altKey Sets or returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the ALT key 4      
altLeft Returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the left ALT key 5      
button Sets or returns the mouse button pressed by the user 4 1 9  
cancelBubble Sets or returns a Boolean value that indicates whether or not the current event should bubble up the hierarchy of event handlers 4      
clientX Sets or returns the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer - relative to the screen, excluding decorations and scroll bars 4 1 9  
clientY Sets or returns the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer - relative to the screen, excluding decorations and scroll bars 4 1 9  
contentOverflow   5      
ctrlKey Sets or returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the CTRL key 4      
ctrlLeft Sets or returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the left CTRL key 5      
dataFld Sets or returns the data column affected by the oncellchange event 5      
fromElement Sets or returns the object from which activation or the mouse pointer is exiting during the event 4      
keyCode Sets or returns the UNICODE of the key pressed 4 1 9  
nextPage Returns the position of the next page within a print template 5      
offsetX Sets or returns the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the object firing the event 4      
offsetY Sets or returns the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer relative to the object firing the event 4      
propertyName Sets or returns the name of the property that has changed on the object 5      
qualifier   5      
reason Sets or returns the result of a data transfer for a data source
  • 0 - Successfully
  • 1 - Aborted
  • 2 - Error
recordset Sets or returns a reference to the default record set in a data source 4      
repeat Returns a Boolean value that indicates whether the ONKEYDOWN event is being repeated 5      
returnValue Sets or returns the return value from an event 4      
saveType Returns the clipboard type when ONCONTENTSAVE fires 5      
screenX Sets or returns the x-coordinate of the mouse pointer - relative to the screen 4 1 9  
screenY Sets or returns the y-coordinate of the mouse pointer - relative to the screen 4 1 9  
shiftKey Returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the SHIFT key 4 1 9  
shiftLeft Returns a Boolean value that indicates the state of the left SHIFT key 5      
srcElement Sets or returns the object that fired the event 4      
srcFilter Sets or returns the filter object that fired the ONFILTERCHANGE event 4      
srcUrn Sets or returns the Universal Resource Name (URN) of the behavior that fired the event 5      
toElement Sets or returns a reference to the object toward which the user is moving the mouse pointer 4      
type Sets or returns the event name 4 1 9  
userName   5      
wheelDelta Returns the distance and the direction the wheel button has rolled 5      
x Sets or returns the x-coordinate (in px) of the mouse pointer - relative to a relatively positioned parent element 4 No 9  
y Sets or returns the y-coordinate (in px) of the mouse pointer - relative to a relatively positioned parent element 4 No 9  

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