type Property

Internet Development Index

Sets or retrieves the event name from the event object.


event.type [ = sType ]

Possible Values

sTypeString that specifies or receives the event name.

The property is read/write. The property has no default value.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


The property is read-only in Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0, and read/write in Internet Explorer 5 and later.

Events are returned without the "on" prefix. For example, the onclick event is returned as "click".

Standards Information

This property is defined in World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Non-Microsoft link.

Applies To