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    Summary

    The valueOf() method returns the primitive value of a String object.

    Syntax

    str.valueOf()

    Description

    The valueOf method of String returns the primitive value of a String object as a string data type. This value is equivalent to String.prototype.toString().

    This method is usually called internally by JavaScript and not explicitly in code.

    Examples

    Example: Using valueOf

    x = new String("Hello world");
    alert(x.valueOf())          // Displays "Hello world"
    

    Specifications

    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)

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

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    Last updated by: Sheppy,
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