waxical waxical - 2 months ago 9
Javascript Question

Is there an equivalent to e.PageX position for 'touchstart' event as there is for click event?

I'm trying to get the X position with jQuery of a touchstart event, used with the live function?

I.e.

$('#box').live('touchstart', function(e) { var xPos = e.PageX; } );


Now, this does work with 'click' as the event. How on earth (without using the alpha jQuery Mobile) do I get it with a touch event?

Any ideas?

Thanks for any help.

Answer

Kinda late, but you need to access the original event, not the jQuery massaged one. Also, since these are multi-touch events, other changes need to be made:

$('#box').live('touchstart', function(e) {
  var xPos = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageX;
});

If you want other fingers, you can find them in other indices of the touches list.

UPDATE FOR NEWER JQUERY:

$(document).on('touchstart', '#box', function(e) {
  var xPos = e.originalEvent.touches[0].pageX;
});
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