Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

In this post we will see how we can find out the browser name and browser version by using jQuery. Here we will be using $.browser property og jQuery which returns the browser information. In this demo we will test this in most used browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome, Opera. I hope you will like this.

NB: Using $.browser is not recommended by jQuery itself, so that this feature has been moved to the jQuery.migrate plugin which is available to download if the user want. It is a vulnerable practice to use the same. Use it only if needed. It is always better to do not use browser specific codes.

Using the code

First thing you need to do is create a page.

[html]
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Find Browser In JQuery – Sibeesh Passion</title>
</head>
<body>
Find Browser In JQuery – Sibeesh Passion
</body>
</html>
[/html]

Then you need to include the script needed.

[js]
<script src="http://sibeeshpassion.com/content/scripts/jquery-2.0.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.2.1.js"></script>
[/js]

As you have noticed I have included http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.2.1.js. It is just because this feature is deprecated and moved to this js.

Now you need to write the scripts.

[js]
<script>
$(document).ready(function () {
if ($.browser.webkit) {
alert("Hooray WebKit!" +" Version: "+ $.browser.version);
} else if ($.browser.msie) {
alert("Hooray IE!" + " Version: " + $.browser.version);
} else if ($.browser.mozilla) {
alert("Hooray mozilla!" + " Version: " + $.browser.version);
}
$.each($.browser, function (i, val) {
$("<div>" + i + " : <span>" + val + "</span>")
.appendTo(document.body);
});
});
</script>
[/js]

We are appending the browser details to the DOM. So that it is always better to use some CSS to improve the readability.

[css]
<style>
div {
width: 500px;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
border-radius: 5px;
padding: 10px;
margin: 10px;
box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #999;
color: #f90;
font-style: oblique;
text-align: center;
}
</style>
[/css]

Now please run your browser, you can see the following output.

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Find Browser And Browser Version Using jQuery

Complete Code

[html]
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Find Browser In JQuery – Sibeesh Passion</title>
<script src="http://sibeeshpassion.com/content/scripts/jquery-2.0.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.2.1.js"></script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function () {
if ($.browser.webkit) {
alert("Hooray WebKit!" +" Version: "+ $.browser.version);
} else if ($.browser.msie) {
alert("Hooray IE!" + " Version: " + $.browser.version);
} else if ($.browser.mozilla) {
alert("Hooray mozilla!" + " Version: " + $.browser.version);
}
$.each($.browser, function (i, val) {
$("<div>" + i + " : <span>" + val + "</span>")
.appendTo(document.body);
});
});
</script>
<style>
div {
width: 500px;
border: 1px solid #ccc;
border-radius: 5px;
padding: 10px;
margin: 10px;
box-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #999;
color: #f90;
font-style: oblique;
text-align: center;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
Find Browser In JQuery – Sibeesh Passion
</body>
</html>

[/html]

Conclusion

Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? Have you ever wanted to find out the browser details in client side? Could you find this post as useful? I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.

Your turn. What do you think?

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Kindest Regards
Sibeesh Venu

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