RTCDataChannelEvent.channel

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The read-only property RTCDataChannelEvent.channel returns the RTCDataChannel associated with the event.

Syntax

 var channel = RTCDataChannelEvent.channel;

Value

A RTCDataChannel object representing the data channel linking the receiving RTCPeerConnection to its remote peer.

Example

The first line of code in the datachannel event handler shown below takes the channel from the event object and saves it locally for use by the code handling data traffic.

pc.ondatachannel = function(event) {
  inboundDataChannel = event.channel;
  inboundDataChannel.onmessage = handleIncomingMessage;
  inboundDataChannel.onopen = handleChannelOpen;
  inboundDataChannel.onclose = handleChannelClose;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers
The definition of 'RTCDataChannelEvent.channel' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support 22IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support 28Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 22Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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Contributors to this page: fscholz, Sheppy, teoli
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