Performance.getEntriesByType()

The getEntriesByType() method returns a list of PerformanceEntry objects for a given type. The list's members (entries) can be created by making performance marks or measures (for example by calling the mark() method) at explicit points in time.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

entries = window.performance.getEntriesByType(type);

Arguments

type
The type of entry to retrieve such as "mark". The valid entry types are listed in PerformanceEntry.entryType.

Return value

entries
A list of PerformanceEntry objects that have the specified type. The items will be in chronological order based on the entries' startTime. If no objects have the specified type, or no argument is provided, an empty list is returned.

 

Example

function use_PerformanceEntry_methods() {
  log("PerformanceEntry tests ...");

  if (performance.mark === undefined) {
    log("... performance.mark Not supported");
    return;
  }

  // Create some performance entries via the mark() method
  performance.mark("Begin");
  do_work(50000);
  performance.mark("End");
  performance.mark("Begin");
  do_work(100000);
  performance.mark("End");
  do_work(200000);
  performance.mark("End");

  // Use getEntries() to iterate through the each entry
  var p = performance.getEntries();
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    log("Entry[" + i + "]");
    check_PerformanceEntry(p[i]);
  }

  // Use getEntries(name, entryType) to get specific entries
  p = performance.getEntries({name : "Begin", entryType: "mark"});
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    log("Begin[" + i + "]");
    check_PerformanceEntry(p[i]);
  }

  // Use getEntriesByType() to get all "mark" entries
  p = performance.getEntriesByType("mark");
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    log ("Mark only entry[" + i + "]: name = " + p[i].name + 
         "; startTime = " + p[i].startTime + 
         "; duration  = " + p[i].duration);
  }

  // Use getEntriesByName() to get all "mark" entries named "Begin"
  p = performance.getEntriesByName("Begin", "mark");
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    log ("Mark and Begin entry[" + i + "]: name = " + p[i].name + 
         "; startTime = " + p[i].startTime + 
         "; duration  = " + p[i].duration);
  }
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Performance Timeline Level 2
The definition of 'getEntriesByType()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  
Performance Timeline
The definition of 'getEntriesByType()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera No support NoSafari Full support 11WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 25Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 11Samsung Internet Android ?

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