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  • Last Updated : 13 Jun, 2022
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The window event property returns the event which is currently being handled by the site’s code in the current window.


event = window.event;

Note: This property has been DEPRECATED and is no longer recommended.

Return Value: This property returns the event object currently being handled.

Example: In this example, we will get the event type using this property.


    <title>window event property</title>
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;"> 
    HTML | window event property
    <button onclick = "Geeks()">
    Click Here
    <p id="a">
        var a = document.getElementById("a");
        function Geeks() {
            a.innerHTML="Event type is : "+window.event.type;


Before Clicking Button:

After Clicking Button: 

In Console, the event object is:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
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