PerformanceEntry.entryType

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

The read-only entryType property returns a string representing the type of performance metric that this entry represents.

All supported entryTypes are available using the static property PerformanceObserver.supportedEntryTypes.

Value

A string. The return value depends on the subtype of the PerformanceEntry object. Some subtypes have more than one entryType.

element

Reports load time of elements.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceElementTiming object.

event

Reports event latencies.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceEventTiming object.

first-input

Reports the first input delay (FID).

The entry instance will be a PerformanceEventTiming object.

largest-contentful-paint

Reports the largest paint an element triggered on screen.

The entry instance will be a LargestContentfulPaint object.

longtask

Reports instances of long tasks.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceLongTaskTiming object.

mark

Reports your own custom performance markers.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceMark object.

measure

Reports your own custom performance measures.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceMeasure object.

Reports document navigation timing.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceNavigationTiming object.

paint

Reports key moments of document rendering (first paint, first contentful paint) during page load.

The entry instance will be a PerformancePaintTiming object.

resource

Reports timing information for resources in a document.

The entry instance will be a PerformanceResourceTiming object.

taskattribution

Reports the type of work that contributed significantly to the long task.

The entry instance will be a TaskAttributionTiming object.

Examples

Filtering performance entries by type

The entryType property can be useful when filtering out specific performance entries. For example, you might want to check all script resources, so you would check for an entryType of "resource" and an initiatorType of "script".

const scriptResources = performance.getEntries().filter((entry) => 
  entry.entryType === "resource" && 
  entry.initiatorType === "script"
);
console.log(scriptResources);

Getting performance entries by type

Both, Performance and PerformanceObserver, provide methods that allow you to get performance entries by type directly. You don't necessarily need the entryType property for that, instead you might use Performance.getEntriesByType() or PerformanceObserverEntryList.getEntriesByType().

Also, when observing with a PerformanceObserver, the observe() method takes an array of entryTypes in its options object where you can decide which entry types to observe.

// Log all resource entries at this point
const resources = performance.getEntriesByType("resource");
resources.forEach((entry) => {
  console.log(`${entry.name}'s duration: ${entry.duration}`);
});

// PerformanceObserver version
// Log all resource entries when they are available
function perfObserver(list, observer) {
  list.getEntriesByType("resource").forEach((entry) =>  {
     console.log(`${entry.name}'s duration: ${entry.duration}`);
  });
}
const observer = new PerformanceObserver(perfObserver);
observer.observe({ entryTypes: ["resource", "navigation"] });

Specifications

Specification
Performance Timeline
# dom-performanceentry-entrytype

Browser compatibility

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See also