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Gets the name of an event.

Property of dom/Eventdom/Event


Note: This property is read-only.

var eventType = event.type;

Return Value

Returns an object of type StringString

The name of the event.


The type property of the event depends on the event. This property can be a standard event type, or it can be a custom user-defined event that you created by using the createEvent and initEvent methods.

Related specifications

DOM Level 3 Events
Working Draft

See also

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