I ran across some code where window resize event listeners added in a jQuery extension were never cleaned up.
Confirm how many event listeners there are.
If you’re using a newer version of jQuery, the magic command from the console is
Here’s an image of what I saw in the console when clicking around. This confirmed my hunch that I needed to add some code to clean up the prior window listener.
The fix to the code was was that I needed to be sure to remove the last listener before adding another one. I won’t go into those details, as those are specific to every situation. However, being able to track how many listeners you have is a critical ability to ensure that you don’t have a leak.
Chrome getEventListeners(window) doesn’t seem to help
Why doesn’t getEventListeners(window) provide me the relevant data?