Boolean.prototype.toString()

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

Syntax

bool.toString()

Return value

A string representing the specified Boolean object.

Description

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

JavaScript calls the toString method automatically when a Boolean is to be represented as a text value or when a Boolean is referred to in a string concatenation.

For Boolean objects and values, the built-in toString method returns the string "true" or "false" depending on the value of the boolean object.

Examples

Using toString

In the following code, flag.toString() returns "true":

var flag = new Boolean(true);
var myVar = flag.toString();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Boolean.prototype.toString' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Boolean.prototype.toString' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Boolean.prototype.toString' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

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toStringChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 3Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 1.0nodejs Full support Yes

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See also