HTML DOM timeStamp Event Property

The HTML DOM timeStamp property returns elapsed time in milliseconds of when the event was created or triggered.

Note: The timeStamp only works if the event system supports it for the particular event.

Following is the syntax −

Returning time value (in milliseconds)


Let us see an example of HTML DOM timeStamp property −


<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>timeStamp Event</title>
   * {
      padding: 2px;
   form {
      margin: 0 auto;
      text-align: center;
   #outer {
      margin: 0 auto;
      padding: 0;
      text-align: center;
      border:1px solid black;
      height: 105px;
      background-color: #28a745;
   input[type="button"] {
      border-radius: 10px;
   #upper {
      border-bottom: 1px solid black;
      height: 40px;
      margin: 0 0 15px 0;
      background-color: #DC3545;
   #lower {
      border-top: 1px solid black;
      height: 40px;
      margin: 15px 0 0 0;
      background-color: #DC3545;
         <div id="outer">
         <div id="upper"><h2>Danger</h2></div>
         <div id="lower"><h2>Danger</h2></div>
         <input type="button" id="start" value="Start" onclick="gameStart()">
         <div id="divDisplay"></div>
   var divDisplay = document.getElementById('divDisplay');
   var gameDisplay = document.getElementById('outer');
   function playGame(event) {
      var x = event.clientX;
      var y = event.clientY;
         if(y > 95 && y < 110){
            divDisplay.textContent = 'Keep Going!';
            if(x === 439){
               divDisplay.textContent = 'Congrats! You Did it in '+event.timeStamp+' milliseconds';
               gameDisplay.removeEventListener('mousemove', playGame);
            divDisplay.textContent = 'You moved to DANGER area. You loose!';
            gameDisplay.removeEventListener('mousemove', playGame);
   function gameStart(){


After clicking ‘Start’ button and cursor in green (safe) area −

After clicking ‘Start’ button and cursor at end of green (safe) area −

After clicking ‘Start’ button and cursor in red (danger) area −