The buffer accessor property represents the ArrayBuffer or SharedArrayBuffer referenced by the DataView at construction time.




The buffer property is an accessor property whose set accessor function is undefined, meaning that you can only read this property. The value is established when the DataView is constructed and cannot be changed.


Using the buffer property

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
var dataview = new DataView(buffer);
dataview.buffer; // ArrayBuffer { byteLength: 8 }


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.buffer' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.buffer' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung InternetNode.js
bufferChrome Full support 9Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 15IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12.1Safari Full support 5.1WebView Android Full support 4Chrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 15Opera Android Full support 12.1Safari iOS Full support 4.2Samsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes
SharedArrayBuffer accepted as bufferChrome Full support 60Edge No support NoFirefox Full support 55IE ? Opera Full support 47Safari ? WebView Android Full support 60Chrome Android Full support 60Firefox Android Full support 55Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs ?


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