$w.Event

$w.Event

Events are fired when certain actions occur to elements.

Events can be caused by user interactions, such as clicking the mouse or pressing a key, or generated programmatically, such as hiding or showing an element using the hide() and show() functions.

Contents

context Gets the context of the event on a repeated element.
target Gets the element that the event was fired on.
type Gets the type of event that was fired.
context

context

Gets the context of the event on a repeated element.

Syntax

get context(): Object

Description

The context property only appears in events on repeated elements.

It contains an object with one key:value pair. The key is "itemId" and the value is the ID of the repeated item on which the event occurred.

Type

Object

Examples

Get the context of the event

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$w("#myRepeatedElement").onEvent( (event, $w) => {
  let itemId = event.context.itemId;  // "item1"
} );
target

target

Gets the element that the event was fired on.

Syntax

get target(): string

Type

Element

Examples

Get the ID of the target element

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$w("#myElement").onEvent( (event, $w) => {
  let targetId = event.target.id;  // "myElement"
} );
type

type

Gets the type of event that was fired.

Syntax

get type(): string

Type

String

Examples

Get the type of the event

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$w("#myElement").onEvent( (event, $w) => {
  let eventType = event.type; // "click"
} );