PerformanceObserver

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

The PerformanceObserver interface is used to observe performance measurement events and be notified of new performance entries as they are recorded in the browser's performance timeline.

Constructor

PerformanceObserver()

Creates and returns a new PerformanceObserver object.

Static properties

PerformanceObserver.supportedEntryTypes Read only

Returns an array of the entryType values supported by the user agent.

Instance methods

PerformanceObserver.observe()

Specifies the set of entry types to observe. The performance observer's callback function will be invoked when performance entry is recorded for one of the specified entryTypes.

PerformanceObserver.disconnect()

Stops the performance observer callback from receiving performance entries.

PerformanceObserver.takeRecords()

Returns the current list of performance entries stored in the performance observer, emptying it out.

Examples

Creating a PerformanceObserver

The following example creates a PerformanceObserver watching for "mark" (PerformanceMark) and "measure" (PerformanceMeasure) events. The perfObserver callback provides a list (PerformanceObserverEntryList) which allows you to get observed performance entries.

function perfObserver(list, observer) {
  list.getEntries().forEach((entry) =>  {
    if (entry.entryType === "mark") {
      console.log(`${entry.name}'s startTime: ${entry.startTime}`);
    };
    if (entry.entryType === "measure") {
      console.log(`${entry.name}'s duration: ${entry.duration}`);
    };
  });
}
const observer = new PerformanceObserver(perfObserver);
observer.observe({ entryTypes: ["measure", "mark"] });

Specifications

Specification
Performance Timeline
# dom-performanceobserver

Browser compatibility

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See also