org.w3c.dom.events
Interface KeyboardEvent

All Superinterfaces:
Event, UIEvent
All Known Implementing Classes:
DOMKeyboardEvent

public interface KeyboardEvent
extends UIEvent

The KeyboardEvent interface provides specific contextual information associated with keyboard devices. Each keyboard event references a key using an identifier. Keyboard events are commonly directed at the element that has the focus.

The KeyboardEvent interface provides convenient attributes for some common modifiers keys: KeyboardEvent.ctrlKey, KeyboardEvent.shiftKey, KeyboardEvent.altKey, KeyboardEvent.metaKey. These attributes are equivalent to use the method KeyboardEvent.getModifierState(keyIdentifierArg) with "Control", "Shift", "Alt", or "Meta" respectively.

To create an instance of the KeyboardEvent interface, use the DocumentEvent.createEvent("KeyboardEvent") method call.

See also the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification .

Since:
DOM Level 3

Field Summary
static int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_LEFT
          The key activated is in the left key location (there is more than one possible location for this key).
static int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_NUMPAD
          The key activation originated on the numeric keypad or with a virtual key corresponding to the numeric keypad.
static int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_RIGHT
          The key activation is in the right key location (there is more than one possible location for this key).
static int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_STANDARD
          The key activation is not distinguished as the left or right version of the key, and did not originate from the numeric keypad (or did not originate with a virtual key corresponding to the numeric keypad).
 
Fields inherited from interface org.w3c.dom.events.Event
AT_TARGET, BUBBLING_PHASE, CAPTURING_PHASE
 
Method Summary
 boolean getAltKey()
          true if the alternative (Alt) key modifier is activated.
 boolean getCtrlKey()
          true if the control (Ctrl) key modifier is activated.
 String getKeyIdentifier()
          keyIdentifier holds the identifier of the key.
 int getKeyLocation()
          The keyLocation attribute contains an indication of the location of they key on the device, as described in .
 boolean getMetaKey()
          true if the meta (Meta) key modifier is activated.
 boolean getModifierState(String keyIdentifierArg)
          This methods queries the state of a modifier using a key identifier.
 boolean getShiftKey()
          true if the shift (Shift) key modifier is activated.
 void initKeyboardEvent(String typeArg, boolean canBubbleArg, boolean cancelableArg, AbstractView viewArg, String keyIdentifierArg, int keyLocationArg, String modifiersList)
          The initKeyboardEvent method is used to initialize the value of a KeyboardEvent object and has the same behavior as UIEvent.initUIEvent().
 void initKeyboardEventNS(String namespaceURI, String typeArg, boolean canBubbleArg, boolean cancelableArg, AbstractView viewArg, String keyIdentifierArg, int keyLocationArg, String modifiersList)
          The initKeyboardEventNS method is used to initialize the value of a KeyboardEvent object and has the same behavior as UIEvent.initUIEventNS().
 
Methods inherited from interface org.w3c.dom.events.UIEvent
getDetail, getView, initUIEvent, initUIEventNS
 
Methods inherited from interface org.w3c.dom.events.Event
getBubbles, getCancelable, getCurrentTarget, getDefaultPrevented, getEventPhase, getNamespaceURI, getTarget, getTimeStamp, getType, initEvent, initEventNS, preventDefault, stopImmediatePropagation, stopPropagation
 

Field Detail

DOM_KEY_LOCATION_STANDARD

static final int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_STANDARD
The key activation is not distinguished as the left or right version of the key, and did not originate from the numeric keypad (or did not originate with a virtual key corresponding to the numeric keypad). Example: the 'Q' key on a PC 101 Key US keyboard.

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Constant Field Values

DOM_KEY_LOCATION_LEFT

static final int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_LEFT
The key activated is in the left key location (there is more than one possible location for this key). Example: the left Shift key on a PC 101 Key US keyboard.

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Constant Field Values

DOM_KEY_LOCATION_RIGHT

static final int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_RIGHT
The key activation is in the right key location (there is more than one possible location for this key). Example: the right Shift key on a PC 101 Key US keyboard.

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Constant Field Values

DOM_KEY_LOCATION_NUMPAD

static final int DOM_KEY_LOCATION_NUMPAD
The key activation originated on the numeric keypad or with a virtual key corresponding to the numeric keypad. Example: the '1' key on a PC 101 Key US keyboard located on the numeric pad.

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Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getKeyIdentifier

String getKeyIdentifier()
keyIdentifier holds the identifier of the key. The key identifiers are defined in Appendix A.2 "". Implementations that are unable to identify a key must use the key identifier "Unidentified".


getKeyLocation

int getKeyLocation()
The keyLocation attribute contains an indication of the location of they key on the device, as described in .


getCtrlKey

boolean getCtrlKey()
true if the control (Ctrl) key modifier is activated.


getShiftKey

boolean getShiftKey()
true if the shift (Shift) key modifier is activated.


getAltKey

boolean getAltKey()
true if the alternative (Alt) key modifier is activated.

Note: The Option key modifier on Macintosh systems must be represented using this key modifier.


getMetaKey

boolean getMetaKey()
true if the meta (Meta) key modifier is activated.

Note: The Command key modifier on Macintosh systems must be represented using this key modifier.


getModifierState

boolean getModifierState(String keyIdentifierArg)
This methods queries the state of a modifier using a key identifier. See also .

Parameters:
keyIdentifierArg - A modifier key identifier. Common modifier keys are "Alt", "AltGraph", "CapsLock", "Control", "Meta" , "NumLock", "Scroll", or "Shift".

Note: If an application wishes to distinguish between right and left modifiers, this information could be deduced using keyboard events and KeyboardEvent.keyLocation.

Returns:
true if it is modifier key and the modifier is activated, false otherwise.

initKeyboardEvent

void initKeyboardEvent(String typeArg,
                       boolean canBubbleArg,
                       boolean cancelableArg,
                       AbstractView viewArg,
                       String keyIdentifierArg,
                       int keyLocationArg,
                       String modifiersList)
The initKeyboardEvent method is used to initialize the value of a KeyboardEvent object and has the same behavior as UIEvent.initUIEvent(). The value of UIEvent.detail remains undefined.

Parameters:
typeArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
canBubbleArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
cancelableArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
viewArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
keyIdentifierArg - Specifies KeyboardEvent.keyIdentifier.
keyLocationArg - Specifies KeyboardEvent.keyLocation .
modifiersList - A white space separated list of modifier key identifiers to be activated on this object.

initKeyboardEventNS

void initKeyboardEventNS(String namespaceURI,
                         String typeArg,
                         boolean canBubbleArg,
                         boolean cancelableArg,
                         AbstractView viewArg,
                         String keyIdentifierArg,
                         int keyLocationArg,
                         String modifiersList)
The initKeyboardEventNS method is used to initialize the value of a KeyboardEvent object and has the same behavior as UIEvent.initUIEventNS(). The value of UIEvent.detail remains undefined.

Parameters:
namespaceURI - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEventNS() method for a description of this parameter.
typeArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEventNS() method for a description of this parameter.
canBubbleArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEventNS() method for a description of this parameter.
cancelableArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEventNS() method for a description of this parameter.
viewArg - Refer to the UIEvent.initUIEventNS() method for a description of this parameter.
keyIdentifierArg - Refer to the KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
keyLocationArg - Refer to the KeyboardEvent.initKeyboardEvent() method for a description of this parameter.
modifiersList - A white space separated list of modifier key identifiers to be activated on this object. As an example, "Control Alt" will activated the control and alt modifiers.


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