MediaQueryListEvent

The MediaQueryListEvent object stores information on the changes that have happened to a MediaQueryList object — instances are available as the event object on a function referenced by a MediaQueryList.onchange property or MediaQueryList.addEvent() call.

Constructor

MediaQueryListEvent.MediaQueryListEvent()
 Creates a new MediaQueryListEvent instance.

Properties

The MediaQueryListEvent interface inherits properties from its parent interface, Event.

MediaQueryListEvent.matches Read only
 A Boolean that returns true if the document currently matches the media query list, or false if not.
MediaQueryListEvent.media Read only
 A DOMString representing a serialized media query.

Methods

The MediaQueryListEvent interface inherits methods from its parent interface, Event.

Examples

var mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

function screenTest(e) {
  if (e.matches) {
    /* the viewport is 600 pixels wide or less */
    para.textContent = 'This is a narrow screen — less than 600px wide.';
    document.body.style.backgroundColor = 'red';
  } else {
    /* the viewport is more than than 600 pixels wide */
    para.textContent = 'This is a wide screen — more than 600px wide.';
    document.body.style.backgroundColor = 'blue';
  }
}

mql.addListener(screenTest);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?55 No Yes ?
MediaQueryListEvent() constructor Yes ?55 No Yes ?
matches Yes ?55 No Yes ?
media Yes ?55 No Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No Yes ?55 Yes ? Yes
MediaQueryListEvent() constructor No Yes ?55 Yes ? Yes
matches No Yes ?55 Yes ? Yes
media No Yes ?55 Yes ? Yes

See also

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