The handler.apply() method is a trap for a function call.


var p = new Proxy(target, {
  apply: function(target, thisArg, argumentsList) {


The following parameters are passed to the apply method. this is bound to the handler.

The target object.
The this argument for the call.
The list of arguments for the call.

Return value

The apply method can return any value.


The handler.apply method is a trap for a function call.


This trap can intercept these operations:


If the following invariants are violated, the proxy will throw a TypeError:

The target must be a callable itself. That is, it must be a function object.


The following code traps a function call.

var p = new Proxy(function() {}, {
  apply: function(target, thisArg, argumentsList) {
    console.log('called: ' + argumentsList.join(', '));
    return argumentsList[0] + argumentsList[1] + argumentsList[2];

console.log(p(1, 2, 3)); // "called: 1, 2, 3"
                         // 6


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

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applyChrome Full support 49Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 18IE No support NoOpera Full support 36Safari Full support 10WebView Android Full support 49Chrome Android Full support 49Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 18Opera Android Full support 36Safari iOS Full support 10Samsung Internet Android Full support 5.0nodejs Full support 6.0.0


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