MediaQueryList.matches

The matches read-only property of the MediaQueryList interface is a Boolean that returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, or false if not.

You can be notified when the value of matches changes by watching for the change event to be fired at the MediaQueryList.

Syntax

var matches = <varm>MediaQueryList.matches;

Value

A Boolean which is true if the document currently matches the media query list; otherwise, it's false.

Examples

This example detects viewport orientation changes by creating a media query using the orientation media feature:

function addMQListener(mq, callback) {
  if (mq.addEventListener) {
    mq.addEventListener("change", callback);
  } else {
    mq.addListener(callback);
  }
}

addMQListener(window.matchMedia("(orientation:landscape)"),
  event => {
    if (event.matches) {
      /* now in landscape orientation */
    } else {
      /* now in portrait orientation */
    }
  }
);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'matches' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also