javascript - trigger - window resize not working




JavaScript window resize event (8)

Solution for 2018+:

You should use ResizeObserver. It will be a browser-native solution that has a much better performance than to use the resize event. In addition, it not only supports the event on the document but also on arbitrary elements.

var ro = new ResizeObserver( entries => {
  for (let entry of entries) {
    const cr = entry.contentRect;
    console.log('Element:', entry.target);
    console.log(`Element size: ${cr.width}px x ${cr.height}px`);
    console.log(`Element padding: ${cr.top}px ; ${cr.left}px`);
  }
});

// Observe one or multiple elements
ro.observe(someElement);

Currently, only Chrome supports it but other browsers will likely follow (soon). For now you have to use a polyfill.

How can I hook into a browser window resize event?

There's a jQuery way of listening for resize events but I would prefer not to bring it into my project for just this one requirement.


First off, I know the addEventListener method has been mentioned in the comments above, but I didn't see any code. Since it's the preferred approach, here it is:

window.addEventListener('resize', function(event){
  // do stuff here
});

Here's a working sample.


Never override the window.onresize function.

Instead, create a function to add an Event Listener to the object or element. This checks and incase the listeners don't work, then it overrides the object's function as a last resort. This is the preferred method used in libraries such as jQuery.

object: the element or window object
type: resize, scroll (event type)
callback: the function reference

var addEvent = function(object, type, callback) {
    if (object == null || typeof(object) == 'undefined') return;
    if (object.addEventListener) {
        object.addEventListener(type, callback, false);
    } else if (object.attachEvent) {
        object.attachEvent("on" + type, callback);
    } else {
        object["on"+type] = callback;
    }
};

Then use is like this:

addEvent(window, "resize", function_reference);

or with an anonymous function:

addEvent(window, "resize", function(event) {
  console.log('resized');
});

Thanks for referencing my blog post at http://mbccs.blogspot.com/2007/11/fixing-window-resize-event-in-ie.html.

While you can just hook up to the standard window resize event, you'll find that in IE, the event is fired once for every X and once for every Y axis movement, resulting in a ton of events being fired which might have a performance impact on your site if rendering is an intensive task.

My method involves a short timeout that gets cancelled on subsequent events so that the event doesn't get bubbled up to your code until the user has finished resizing the window.


The following blog post may be useful to you: Fixing the window resize event in IE

It provides this code:

Sys.Application.add_load(function(sender, args) {
    $addHandler(window, 'resize', window_resize);
});

var resizeTimeoutId;

function window_resize(e) {
     window.clearTimeout(resizeTimeoutId);
     resizeTimeoutId = window.setTimeout('doResizeCode();', 10);
}

The resize event should never be used directly as it is fired continuously as we resize.

Use a debounce function to mitigate the excess calls.

window.addEventListener('resize',debounce(handler, delay, immediate),false);

Here's a common debounce floating around the net, though do look for more advanced ones as featuerd in lodash.

const debounce = (func, wait, immediate) => {
    var timeout;
    return () => {
        const context = this, args = arguments;
        const later = function() {
            timeout = null;
            if (!immediate) func.apply(context, args);
        };
        const callNow = immediate && !timeout;
        clearTimeout(timeout);
        timeout = setTimeout(later, wait);
        if (callNow) func.apply(context, args);
    };
};

This can be used like so...

window.addEventListener('resize', debounce(() => console.log('hello'),
200, false), false);

It will never fire more than once every 200ms.

For mobile orientation changes use:

window.addEventListener('orientationchange', () => console.log('hello'), false);

Here's a small library I put together to take care of this neatly.


window.onresize = function() {
    // your code
};

<script language="javascript">
    window.onresize = function() {
    document.getElementById('ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Accordion1').style.height = '100%';
} 

</script>




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