A method to invoke at the optimal time a callback to update the frame of an animation.
Method of dom/Window
var handle = window.requestAnimationFrame(see parameter list
The animation code to be run when the system is ready.
Returns an object of type Number.
A handle or ID to the animationFrame request that can be used to cancel the request if needed.
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Unlike older animation techniques based on setTimeout and setInterval methods, requestAnimationFrame based animation occurs when the system is ready. This leads to smoother animations and less power consumption than animations because requestAnimationFrame takes the visibility of the web application and the refresh rate of the display into account, The requestAnimationFrame method creates only a single animation request. To create continous animation, a new request must be registered for each frame. To cancel an animation request before the animation function is called back, use cancelAnimationFrame.
|Timing control for script-based animations||W3C Working Draft|
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|Feature||Android||BlackBerry||Chrome for mobile||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||IE Mobile||Opera Mobile||Opera Mini||Safari Mobile|
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