ResizeObserver()

The ResizeObserver constructor creates a new ResizeObserver object, which can be used to report changes to the content or border box of an Element or the bounding box of an SVGElement.

Syntax

var ResizeObserver = new ResizeObserver(callback)

Parameters

callback

The function called whenever an observed resize occurs. The function is called with two parameters:

entries

An array of ResizeObserverEntry objects that can be used to access the new dimensions of the element after each change.

observer

A reference to the ResizeObserver itself, so it will definitely be accessible from inside the callback, should you need it. This could be used for example to automatically unobserve the observer when a certain condition is reached, but you can omit it if you don't need it.

The callback will generally follow a pattern along the lines of:

function(entries, observer) {
  for (let entry of entries) {
    // Do something to each entry
    // and possibly something to the observer itself
  }
}

Examples

The following snippet is taken from the resize-observer-text.html (see source) example:

const resizeObserver = new ResizeObserver(entries => {
  for (let entry of entries) {
    if(entry.contentBoxSize) {
      if (entry.contentBoxSize[0]) {
        h1Elem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1.5, entry.contentBoxSize[0].inlineSize/200) + 'rem';
        pElem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1, entry.contentBoxSize[0].inlineSize/600) + 'rem';
      } else {
        // legacy path
        h1Elem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1.5, entry.contentBoxSize.inlineSize/200) + 'rem';
        pElem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1, entry.contentBoxSize.inlineSize/600) + 'rem';
      }
    } else {
      h1Elem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1.5, entry.contentRect.width/200) + 'rem';
      pElem.style.fontSize = Math.max(1, entry.contentRect.width/600) + 'rem';
    }
  }
  console.log('Size changed');
});

resizeObserver.observe(divElem);

Specifications

Specification
Resize Observer
# dom-resizeobserver-resizeobserver

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