WebSocket.binaryType

The WebSocket.binaryType property controls the type of binary data being received over the WebSocket connection.

Value

A string:

"blob"

Use Blob objects for binary data. This is the default value.

"arraybuffer"

Use ArrayBuffer objects for binary data.

Examples

// Create WebSocket connection.
const socket = new WebSocket("ws://localhost:8080");

// Change binary type from "blob" to "arraybuffer"
socket.binaryType = "arraybuffer";

// Listen for messages
socket.addEventListener("message", (event) => {
  if (event.data instanceof ArrayBuffer) {
    // binary frame
    const view = new DataView(event.data);
    console.log(view.getInt32(0));
  } else {
    // text frame
    console.log(event.data);
  }
});

Specifications

Specification
WebSockets Standard
# ref-for-dom-websocket-binarytype①

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