Window self Property

Window Object Reference Window Object

Example

When the "Check window" button is clicked, the function check() is called and the current window status is checked. If the topmost window (window.top) is different from the current window (window.self), then output that "This window is not the topmost window! Am I in a frame?". If the topmost window equals the current window, then fire the else statement:

function myFunction() {
    if (window.top != window.self) {
        document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "This window is NOT the topmost window!";
    } else {
        document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = "This window is the topmost window!";
    }
}

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Definition and Usage

The self property returns the current window.

The self property is often used in comparisons (like in the example above).

This property is read-only.


Browser Support

Property
self Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

window.self

Technical Details

Return Value: A reference to the Window object itself

Window Object Reference Window Object

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