The ArrayBuffer.isView() method returns true if arg is one of the ArrayBuffer views, such as typed array objects or a DataView; false otherwise.




The argument to be checked.

Return value

true if the given argument is one of the ArrayBuffer views; otherwise, false.


ArrayBuffer.isView();                    // false              
ArrayBuffer.isView([]);                  // false
ArrayBuffer.isView({});                  // false
ArrayBuffer.isView(null);                // false
ArrayBuffer.isView(undefined);           // false
ArrayBuffer.isView(new ArrayBuffer(10)); // false
ArrayBuffer.isView(new Uint8Array());    // true
ArrayBuffer.isView(new Float32Array());  // true
ArrayBuffer.isView(new Int8Array(10).subarray(0, 3)); // true

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(2);
var dv = new DataView(buffer);
ArrayBuffer.isView(dv); // true


Specification Status Comment
Typed Array Specification Obsolete Superseded by ECMAScript 2015.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'ArrayBuffer.isView' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition in an ECMA standard.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'ArrayBuffer.isView' in that specification.

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 29IE Full support 11Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 29Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes


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