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The RTCPeerConnection.oniceconnectionstatechange property is an event handler which specifies a function to be called when the iceconnectionstatechange event is fired on an RTCPeerConnection instance. This happens when the state of the connection's ICE agent, as represented by the iceConnectionState property, changes.


RTCPeerConnection.oniceconnectionstatechange = eventHandler;


This event handler can be set to function which is passed a single input parameter: an Event object describing the iceconnectionstatechange event which occurred. Your code can look at the value of RTCPeerConnection.iceconnectionstate to determine what the new state is.


The example below watches the state of the ICE agent for a failure or unexpected closure and takes appropriate action, such as presenting an error message or attempting to restart the ICE agent.

pc.oniceconnectionstatechange = function(event) {
  if (pc.iceconnectionstate === "failed" ||
      pc.iceconnectionstate === "disconnected" ||
      pc.iceconnectionstate === "closed") {
    // Handle the failure

Of course, "disconnected" and "closed" don't necessarily indicate errors; these can be the result of normal ICE negotiation, so be sure to handle these properly (if at all).


Specification Status Comment
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browser
The definition of 'RTCPeerConnection.oniceconnectionstatechange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) [1] 24 (24) [2] No support (Yes) ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 24 (24) [2] No support ? ?

[1] Though this property is not prefixed, the interface it belongs to is.

[2] Although this property isn't prefixed, the RTCPeerConnection interface is prefixed as MozRTCPeerConnection until Firefox 44.

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