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The canPresent read-only property of the VRDisplayCapabilities interface returns a Boolean stating whether the VR display is capable of presenting content (e.g. through an HMD).

This is useful for identifying "magic window" devices that are capable of 6DoF tracking but for which VRDisplay.requestPresent() is not meaningful. If canPresent is false, calls to VRDisplay.requestPresent() will fail, and VRDisplay.getEyeParameters() will return null.


var canIPresent = vrDisplayCapabilitiesInstance.canPresent;


A Boolean.




Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'canPresent' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support (Yes) No support No support No support No support

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