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String.toString Redirect 1


The toString() method returns a string representing the specified object.




The String object overrides the toString method of the Object object; it does not inherit Object.toString(). For String objects, the toString method returns a string representation of the object and is the same as the String.prototype.valueOf() method.


Example: Using toString

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

var x = new String("Hello world");

alert(x.toString())      // Displays "Hello world"


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Standard Initial definition.
Implemented in JavaScript 1.1.
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)

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