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jQuery orientationchange Event

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Example

Alert some text when the user rotates the mobile device:

$(window).on("orientationchange",function(){
  alert("The orientation has changed!");
});

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Definition and Usage

The orientationchange event is triggered when the user rotates the mobile device vertically or horizontally.

Note: To see the effect of the orientationchange event, the user must use a mobile device or a mobile emulator.


Syntax

$(window).on("orientationchange",function(event){...})

Parameter Description
function(event) Required. Specifies the function to run when the orientationchange event occurs.

The function has an optional event object, which contains an orientation property equal to either "portrait" or "landscape".

  • Portrait = device is held in a vertical position
  • Landscape = device is held in a horizontal position


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

The event object
Using the event.orientation to return the orientation of the mobile device.

The window object
Using the window.orientation property to set different styles between portrait and landscape views.


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