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VRDisplay.isPresenting

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The isPresenting read-only property of the VRDisplay interface returns a Boolean indicating whether the VRDisplay is currently having content presented through it.

Syntax

var isItPresenting = vrDisplayInstance.isPresenting;

Value

A Boolean; true means the display is presenting; false means it isn't.

Examples

function onVRExitPresent () {
  // No sense in exiting presentation if we're not actually presenting.
  // (This may happen if we get an event like vrdisplaydeactivate when
  // we weren't presenting.)
  if (!vrDisplay.isPresenting)
    return;
  vrDisplay.exitPresent().then(function () {
    // Nothing to do because we're handling things in onVRPresentChange.
  }, function (err) {
    var errMsg = "exitPresent failed.";
    if (err && err.message) {
      errMsg += "<br/>" + err.message
    }
    VRSamplesUtil.addError(errMsg, 2000);
  });
}

Note: Code snippet taken from Google's VR Presentation demo.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'isPresenting' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No15

555

606

No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0

1. Only works in an experimental version of Chrome. (Other builds won't return any devices when Navigator.getVRDisplays() is invoked.)

2. Daydream View supported in Chrome 56.

3. Google Cardboard supported in Chrome 57.

4. From version 56: this feature is behind the WebVR preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.

5. Windows support was enabled in Firefox 55.

6. macOS support was enabled in Firefox 60.

See also

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