Instance Property


A Boolean value that indicates whether the key event is a repeat.


var isARepeat: Bool { get }


Contains true if the key event is a repeat caused by the user holding the key down; otherwise, false. Raises an NSInternalInconsistencyException if sent to an NSFlagsChanged event or other non-key event.

See Also

Getting Key Event Information

class var modifierFlags: NSEvent.ModifierFlags

Returns the currently pressed modifier flags.

struct NSEvent.ModifierFlags

Flags that represent key states in an event object.

class var keyRepeatDelay: TimeInterval

Returns the length of time a key must be held down in order to generate the first key repeat event.

class var keyRepeatInterval: TimeInterval

Returns the length between subsequent key repeat events being posted.

var characters: String?

The characters associated with a key-up or key-down event.

var charactersIgnoringModifiers: String?

The characters generated by a key event as if no modifier key (except for Shift) applies.

var keyCode: UInt16

The virtual key code for the keyboard key associated with a key event.