hidden property

Returns whether a webpage is visible.

This property is read-only.

Internet Explorer 10



HRESULT get_hidden(
  [out] boolean **ptr

Property values

Type: boolean

Shows the status whether a page is visible or not.


The page is hidden


The page is visible.


Standards information


The Visibility API provides Web applications with the means to programmatically determine the current visibility of a page and be notified of visibility changes.

You can use this property to determine whether a page is visible or not. If it is not visible, you can throttle page activity and resource usage to create more power- and CPU-efficient applications.

This is a property of the document object. You can also use the visibilityState property to learn more about the page visibility state and also use the visibilitychanged event to determine when a state changes.