Reflect.deleteProperty()

The static Reflect.deleteProperty() method allows to delete properties. It is like the delete operator as a function.

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Syntax

Reflect.deleteProperty(target, propertyKey)

Parameters

target

The target object on which to delete the property.

propertyKey

The name of the property to be deleted.

Return value

A Boolean indicating whether or not the property was successfully deleted.

Exceptions

A TypeError, if target is not an Object.

Description

The Reflect.deleteProperty method allows you to delete a property on an object. It returns a Boolean indicating whether or not the property was successfully deleted. It is almost identical to the non-strict delete operator.

Examples

Using Reflect.deleteProperty()

const obj = { x: 1, y: 2 };
Reflect.deleteProperty(obj, 'x'); // true
console.log(obj); // { y: 2 }

const arr = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5];
Reflect.deleteProperty(arr, '3'); // true
console.log(arr); // [1, 2, 3, undefined, 5]

// Returns true if no such property exists
Reflect.deleteProperty({}, 'foo'); // true

// Returns false if a property is unconfigurable
Reflect.deleteProperty(Object.freeze({ foo: 1 }), 'foo'); // false

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-reflect.deleteproperty

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