The onchange property of the MediaQueryList interface is an event handler property representing a function that is invoked when the change event fires, i.e when the status of media query support changes. The event object is a MediaQueryListEvent instance, which is recognised as a MediaListQuery instance in older browsers, for backwards compatibility purposes.


MediaQueryList.onchange = function() { ... };


var mql = window.matchMedia('(max-width: 600px)');

mql.addEventListener( "change", (e) => {
    if (e.matches) {
    /* the viewport is 600 pixels wide or less */
    console.log('This is a narrow screen — less than 600px wide.')
  } else {
    /* the viewport is more than than 600 pixels wide */
    console.log('This is a wide screen — more than 600px wide.')


Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'onchange' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
onchangeChrome Full support 45Edge Full support ≤79Firefox Full support 55IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support 14WebView Android Full support 45Chrome Android Full support 45Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 14Samsung Internet Android Full support 5.0


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