This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for the proper prefixes to use in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the spec changes.

An event handler for the orientationchange events sent to the screen object.


screen.onorientationchange = funcRef;

Where funcRef is a reference to a function.


Specification Status Comment
Screen Orientation API Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported (Yes) moz[1] Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported (Yes) moz[1] Not supported Not supported Not supported

[1] This API is only implemented as a prefixed method (onmozorientationchange) in B2G and Firefox for Android.

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