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How to wait resize end event and then perform an action using JavaScript ?

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When we resize the browser window, the “resize” event is fired continuously, multiple times while resizing. We want the “resize” event to only be fired once we are done resizing.

Prerequisite: To solve this problem we use two functions: 

Example: We will use setTimeout() so that the function in which we want to be fired after resizing waits for 500ms. Now, we keep the setTimeout() function in the “resize” event. Right before setTimeout(), we set clearTimeOut() which keeps clearing this setTimeout() timer. Since, the resize event is fired continuously when we resize the window, due to this the clearTimeOut() is also called continuously. Due to this, the function inside setTimeout() does not run until we stop resizing.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <!-- div is used to display a message 
         when we are done resizing -->
    <div id="message"></div>


    // Message variable contains the div object which
    // is used to display message after we are done resizing
    var message = document.getElementById("message");
    // timeOutFunctionId stores a numeric ID which is 
    // used by clearTimeOut to reset timer
    var timeOutFunctionId;
    // The function that we want to execute after 
    // we are done resizing
    function workAfterResizeIsDone() {
        message.innerHTML += "
    <p>Window Resized</p>
    // The following event is triggered continuously
    // while we are resizing the window
    window.addEventListener("resize", function() {
        // clearTimeOut() resets the setTimeOut() timer
        // due to this the function in setTimeout() is 
        // fired after we are done resizing
        // setTimeout returns the numeric ID which is used by
        // clearTimeOut to reset the timer
        timeOutFunctionId = setTimeout(workAfterResizeIsDone, 500);

Output: Click here to check the live output.

How to wait resize end event and then perform an action using JavaScript ?Note: The code will wait 500ms after we are done resizing to fire the function we want to run after we are done resizing.

Last Updated : 06 Feb, 2023
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