HTML5 Canvas Pointer Events Tutorial

Pointer events can be useful to handle both mobile and desktop events with one handler.

To bind pointer event handlers to shapes with Konva, we can use the on() method.
The on() method requires an event type and a function to be executed when the event occurs.
Konva supports pointerdown, pointermove, pointereup, pointercancel, pointerover, pointerenter, pointerout,pointerleave, pointerclick, pointerdblclick events.

Note: This example works on both mobile and desktop devices.

Instructions: move your mouse/finger across the triangle to see pointer coordinates.

Konva Pointer Events Demoview raw
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script src="https://unpkg.com/[email protected]/konva.min.js"></script>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>Konva Pointer Events Demo</title>
<style>
body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
background-color: #f0f0f0;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div id="container"></div>
<script>
function writeMessage(message) {
text.text(message);
}

var stage = new Konva.Stage({
container: 'container',
width: window.innerWidth,
height: window.innerHeight,
});

var layer = new Konva.Layer();

var triangle = new Konva.RegularPolygon({
x: 80,
y: 120,
sides: 3,
radius: 80,
fill: '#00D2FF',
stroke: 'black',
strokeWidth: 4,
});

var text = new Konva.Text({
x: 10,
y: 10,
fontFamily: 'Calibri',
fontSize: 24,
text: '',
fill: 'black',
});

var circle = new Konva.Circle({
x: 230,
y: 100,
radius: 60,
fill: 'red',
stroke: 'black',
strokeWidth: 4,
});

triangle.on('pointermove', function () {
var pointerPos = stage.getPointerPosition();
var x = pointerPos.x - 190;
var y = pointerPos.y - 40;
writeMessage('x: ' + x + ', y: ' + y);
});

circle.on('pointerdown', function () {
writeMessage('pointerdown circle');
});
circle.on('pointerup', function () {
writeMessage('pointerup circle');
});

circle.on('pointerdblclick', function () {
writeMessage('pointerdblclick circle');
});

layer.add(triangle);
layer.add(circle);
layer.add(text);

// add the layer to the stage
stage.add(layer);
</script>
</body>
</html>
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