Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The __lookupSetter__ method returns the function bound as a setter to the specified property.





A string containing the name of the property whose setter should be returned.

Return value

The function bound as a setter to the specified property.


If a setter has been defined for an object's property, it was not possible to reference the setter function through that property, because that property refers to the return value of that function. __lookupSetter__ can be used to obtain a reference to the setter function.

It is now possible to do this in a standardized way using Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor().


Standard-compliant and non-standard ways to get a property setter

const obj = {
  set foo(value) {
    this.bar = value;

// Non-standard and deprecated way
// function foo(value)

// Standard-compliant way
Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(obj, 'foo').set;
// function foo(value)


ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-object.prototype.__lookupSetter__

Browser compatibility

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See also