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HTML | DOM Window parent Property
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019

HTML DOM Window parent Property returns the parent window of the current window. It is a read-only property.
If a window does not have a parent, then it refers to itself.

Syntax:

window.parent

Return Value:

  • Parent Window object of current window. If there is no parent window then it refers to itself.

Example: Return parent window using alert.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML | DOM Window parent Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <p>
      PRESS ON BUTTON TO GET THE PARENT
      LOCATION OF CURRENT WINDOW.
    </p>
  
    <button onclick="myFunction()">
        PRESS
    </button>
  
    <script>
        function myFunction() {
  
            // An alert of parent window.
            alert(window.parent.location);
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:



Before Clicking:

After Clicking:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Window parent Property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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