Is there any way of passing additional data via custom events?

I need to pass data between two autonomic user scripts - ideally without touching the unsafeWindow object - and I thought using custom events would be the way to go. I thought of something like this (let us disregard the MSIE model for the purpose of the example):

addEventListener("customEvent", function(e) {
  alert(e.data);
});

var custom = document.createEvent("HTMLEvents");
custom.initEvent("customEvent", true, true);
custom.data = "Some data...";
dispatchEvent(custom);

This works nicely in the standard Javascript environment and within one user script, but when the event is fired by the user script and caught outside of it or inside another user script, the data property is undefined in Chromium. I suppose I could just save the passed data in the sessionStorage, but it is far from seamless. Any other elegant solutions? Perfection need and can be achieved, I can feel it.

Answers:

Answer

Yes, you can use a MessageEvent or a CustomEvent.

Example usage:

//Listen for the event
window.addEventListener("MyEventType", function(evt) {
    alert(evt.detail);
}, false);

//Dispatch an event
var evt = new CustomEvent("MyEventType", {detail: "Any Object Here"});
window.dispatchEvent(evt);
Answer

pass object with more details as attributes:

var event = new CustomEvent('build', { detail: { 'detail1': "something", detail2: "something else" }});

function eventHandler(e) {
  log('detail1: ' + e.detail.detail1);
  log('detail2: ' + e.detail.detail2);
}

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/Events/Creating_and_triggering_events

Answer

new CustomEvent is not supported in IE https://caniuse.com/#search=CustomEvent

Here is a version which works IE9+:

//Listen for the event
window.addEventListener("MyEventType", function(evt) {
     alert(evt.detail.test); //alerts "Any Object Here"
}, false);

 //Dispatch an event
 var evt = document.createEvent('CustomEvent');
 evt.initCustomEvent('MyEventType', false, false, { test: "Any Object Here" });
 window.dispatchEvent(evt);

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