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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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