The PerformanceEntry object encapsulates a single performance metric that is part of the performance timeline. A performance entry can be directly created by making a performance mark or measure (for example by calling the mark() method) at an explicit point in an application. Performance entries are also created in indirect ways such as loading a resource (such as an image).

PerformanceEntry instances will always be one of the following subtypes:

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

Properties Read only

A value that further specifies the value returned by the PerformanceEntry.entryType property. The value of both depends on the subtype. See property page for valid values.

PerformanceEntry.entryType Read only

A string representing the type of performance metric such as, for example, "mark". See property page for valid values.

PerformanceEntry.startTime Read only

A DOMHighResTimeStamp representing the starting time for the performance metric.

PerformanceEntry.duration Read only

A DOMHighResTimeStamp representing the time value of the duration of the performance event.



Returns a JSON representation of the PerformanceEntry object.


The following example checks all PerformanceEntry properties to see if the browser supports them and if so, write their values to the console.

function print_PerformanceEntries() {
  // Use getEntries() to get a list of all performance entries
  var p = performance.getEntries();
  for (var i=0; i < p.length; i++) {
    console.log("PerformanceEntry[" + i + "]");
function print_PerformanceEntry(perfEntry) {
  var properties = ["name",

  for (var i=0; i < properties.length; i++) {
    // Check each property
    var supported = properties[i] in perfEntry;
    if (supported) {
      var value = perfEntry[properties[i]];
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " = " + value);
    } else {
      console.log("... " + properties[i] + " is NOT supported");


Performance Timeline
# dom-performanceentry

Browser compatibility

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