The UIEvent.view read-only property returns the WindowProxy object from which the event was generated. In browsers, this is the Window object the event happened in.

Syntax

var view = event.view;
  • view is a reference to an AbstractView object.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'UIEvent' in that specification.
Obsolete From Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification, changed the type of view from AbstractView to WindowProxy.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Events Specification
The definition of 'UIEvent' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 9.0 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

 

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