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timeStamp Event Property

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Get the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970:

var n = event.timeStamp;

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Definition and Usage

The timeStamp event property returns the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970, when the event occured.

It can be used as a time stamp of when the event was triggered.

Not all systems provide this information, therefore, timeStamp may be not available for all systems/events.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
timeStamp Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

event.timeStamp

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970
DOM Version: DOM Level 2 Events

Event Object Reference Event Object

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