Window name Property

Window Object Reference Window Object

Example

Create a window with the open() method, and return the name of the new window:

var myWindow = window.open("", "MsgWindow", "width = 200, height = 100");
myWindow.document.write("<p>This window's name is: " + myWindow.name + "</p>");

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Definition and Usage

The name property sets or returns the name of the window.  

This property is often used to modify the name of a window, after the window has been created.

Note: The name of the window is often used for setting targets for hyperlinks and forms. However, this is not required, as windows do not need to have names.


Browser Support

Property
name Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the name property:

window.name

Set the name property:

window.name=winName

Property Values

Value Type Description
winName String Specifies the name of the window

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the name of the window.

Note: If the name is not specified, this property returns "view"

Examples

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Example

Set the name of the current window to "myWindowName":

window.name = "myWindowName";

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Window Object Reference Window Object

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