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  • Last Updated : 12 Jul, 2022

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. 

html




<!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 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1.3 and above
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