Instance Property


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


var keyCode: UInt16 { get }


Raises an NSInternalInconsistencyException if sent to a non-key event.

The property’s value is hardware-independent. The value returned is the same as the value returned in the kEventParamKeyCode when using Carbon Events.

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 isARepeat: Bool

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