HTMLIFrameElement.contentWindow

The contentWindow property returns the Window object of an <iframe> element. You can use this Window object to access the iframe's document and its internal DOM. This attribute is read-only, but its properties can be manipulated like the global Window object.

Example of contentWindow

var x = document.getElementsByTagName("iframe")[0].contentWindow;
//x = window.frames[0];

x.document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].style.backgroundColor = "blue";
// this would turn the 1st iframe in document blue.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLIFrameElement: contentWindow' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 43Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support 6WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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