Screen.orientation

The orientation read-only property of the Screen interface returns the current orientation of the screen.

Value

An instance of ScreenOrientation representing the orientation of the screen.

Note that older, prefixed versions returned a string equivalent to ScreenOrientation.type.

Examples

switch (screen.orientation.type) {
  case "landscape-primary":
    console.log("That looks good.");
    break;
  case "landscape-secondary":
    console.log("Mmmh… the screen is upside down!");
    break;
  case "portrait-secondary":
  case "portrait-primary":
    console.log("Mmmh… you should rotate your device to landscape");
    break;
  default:
    console.log("The orientation API isn't supported in this browser :(");
}

Specifications

Specification
The Screen Orientation API
# dom-screen-orientation

Browser compatibility

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See also