MediaQueryListEvent.media

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

Value

A string representing a serialized media query.

Examples

const para = document.querySelector("p"); // This is the UI element where to display the text
const mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

mql.addEventListener("change", (event) => {
  if (event.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 600 pixels wide
    para.textContent = 'This is a wide screen — more than 600px wide.';
    document.body.style.backgroundColor = 'blue';
  }

  console.log(e.media);
});

Specifications

Specification
CSSOM View Module
# dom-mediaquerylistevent-media

Browser compatibility

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See also