matchMedium method

Gets a value that indicates whether the specified media is supported by the object that displays the document object. This allows you to query the media or device, such as a mobile device, and customize the presentation from JavaScript.

Internet Explorer 9



var retval = StyleMedia.matchMedium(mediaQuery);


mediaQuery [in]

Type: String

The media query to match.

Return value

Type: Boolean

A Boolean value that indicates whether the media type of the object matches the media type that the mediaQuery parameter specifies.

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.


The mediaQuery parameter can contain a string that specifies a media type, an optional well-formed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) media query, or both. For more information on Media Queries, see Media Queries.

See also

CSS3 Media Queries Module
Internet Explorer Test Drive: CSS3 Media Queries
CSS3 Media Queries (IE Team Blog post)
Respond to Different Devices With CSS3 Media Queries (Script Junkie)