WindowClient

The WindowClient interface of the ServiceWorker API represents the scope of a service worker client that is a document in a browsing context, controlled by an active worker. The service worker client independently selects and uses a service worker for its own loading and sub-resources.

Methods

WindowClient inherits methods from its parent interface, Client.

WindowClient.focus()
Gives user input focus to the current client. 
WindowClient.navigate()
Loads a specified URL into a controlled client page.

Properties

WindowClient inherits properties from its parent interface, Client.

WindowClient.focused Read only
A boolean that indicates whether the current client has focus.
WindowClient.visibilityState Read only
Indicates the visibility of the current client. This value can be one of "hidden", "visible", or "prerender".

Example

self.addEventListener('notificationclick', function(event) {
  console.log('On notification click: ', event.notification.tag);
  event.notification.close();

  // This looks to see if the current is already open and
  // focuses if it is
  event.waitUntil(clients.matchAll({
    type: "window"
  }).then(function(clientList) {
    for (var i = 0; i < clientList.length; i++) {
      var client = clientList[i];
      if (client.url == '/' && 'focus' in client) {
        client.focus();
        break;
      }
    }
    if (clients.openWindow)
      return clients.openWindow('/');
  }));
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Service Workers
The definition of 'WindowClient' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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See also