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.
Working Draft 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.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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

 

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