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

Syntax

dataview.buffer

Description

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.

Examples

Using the buffer property

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

Specifications

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.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support912151012.15.1
SharedArrayBuffer accepted as buffer60 ?55 ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support4 Yes Yes15124.2 Yes
SharedArrayBuffer accepted as buffer ? ? ?55 ? ? ?

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