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    Summary

    The toString() method returns a string representing the regular expression.

    Syntax

    regexObj.toString()

    Parameters

    None.

    Description

    The RegExp object overrides the toString method of the Object object; it does not inherit Object.prototype.toString(). For RegExp objects, the toString method returns a string representation of the regular expression.

    Examples

    Example: Using toString

    The following example displays the string value of a RegExp object:

    myExp = new RegExp("a+b+c");
    alert(myExp.toString());       // displays "/a+b+c/"
    
    foo = new RegExp("bar", "g");
    alert(foo.toString());         // displays "/bar/g"
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.1 Standard Initial definition.
    ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
    ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: Sheppy
    Last updated by: Sheppy,