console: dir() static method

The console.dir() static method displays an interactive list of the properties of the specified JavaScript object. The output is presented as a hierarchical listing with disclosure triangles that let you see the contents of child objects.

In other words, console.dir() is the way to see all the properties of a specified JavaScript object in console by which the developer can easily get the properties of the object.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers

A screenshot of the Firefox console where console.dir(document.location) is run. We can see the URL of the page, followed by a block of properties. If the property is a function or an object, a disclosure triangle is prepended.

Syntax

js
dir(object)

Parameters

object

A JavaScript object whose properties should be output.

Return value

None (undefined).

Specifications

Specification
Console Standard
# dir

Browser compatibility

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See also