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MediaQueryListEvent.media

The media read-only property of the MediaQueryListEvent interface is a DOMString representing a serialized media query.

Syntax

var media = MediaQueryListEvent.media;

Value

A DOMString representing a serialized media query.

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';
  }

  console.log(e.media);
}

mql.addListener(screenTest);

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?55 No Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No Yes ?55 Yes ? Yes

See also

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