ProgressEvent

The ProgressEvent interface represents events measuring progress of an underlying process, like an HTTP request (for an XMLHttpRequest, or the loading of the underlying resource of an <img>, <audio>, <video>, <style> or <link>).

Constructor

ProgressEvent()

Creates a ProgressEvent event with the given parameters.

Properties

Also inherits properties from its parent Event.

ProgressEvent.lengthComputable Read only

A boolean flag indicating if the total work to be done, and the amount of work already done, by the underlying process is calculable. In other words, it tells if the progress is measurable or not.

ProgressEvent.loaded Read only

A 64-bit unsigned integer value indicating the amount of work already performed by the underlying process. The ratio of work done can be calculated by dividing total by the value of this property. When downloading a resource using HTTP, this only counts the body of the HTTP message, and doesn't include headers and other overhead.

ProgressEvent.total Read only

A 64-bit unsigned integer representing the total amount of work that the underlying process is in the progress of performing. When downloading a resource using HTTP, this is the Content-Length (the size of the body of the message), and doesn't include the headers and other overhead.

Methods

Also inherits methods from its parent Event.

ProgressEvent.initProgressEvent()

Initializes a ProgressEvent created using the deprecated Document.createEvent("ProgressEvent") method.

Examples

The following example adds a ProgressEvent to a new XMLHTTPRequest and uses it to display the status of the request.

var progressBar = document.getElementById("p"),
    client = new XMLHttpRequest()
client.open("GET", "magical-unicorns")
client.onprogress = function(pe) {
  if(pe.lengthComputable) {
    progressBar.max = pe.total
    progressBar.value = pe.loaded
  }
}
client.onloadend = function(pe) {
  progressBar.value = pe.loaded
}
client.send()

Specifications

Specification
XMLHttpRequest Standard (XMLHttpRequest)
# interface-progressevent

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See also

  • The Event base interface.