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​​ Background

The addEventListener function defines triggers for a Worker script to execute. There are currently three types of event listeners - "fetch" listeners which are sent a FetchEvent, "scheduled" listeners which are sent a ScheduledEvent and "queue" listeners which are sent QueueEvent.

​​ Syntax

  • addEventListener(type, listener) : void

    • If multiple "fetch" listeners are registered, when one does not call event.respondWith(), the runtime delivers the event to the next registered listener.
    • A "fetch" listener, "scheduled" listener, and "queue" listener can be registered in the same script.
    • A script can have only one "scheduled" listener.

​​ Parameters

  • type string

    • The only types supported are "fetch", "scheduled" and "queue".
  • listener function

    • The function to handle incoming events to the Worker script. The listener is passed a single argument:

    • event FetchEvent or ScheduledEvent or QueueEvent

    • The events dispatched to a Worker. Refer to FetchEvent or ScheduledEvent.

​​ Examples

​​ Fetch Listener

addEventListener('fetch', event => {
event.respondWith(new Response('Hello world'));

​​ Scheduled Listener

addEventListener('scheduled', event => {

​​ Queue Listener

A Queue listener acts as a consumer for one or more queues.

addEventListener("queue", (event) => {