The static Reflect.isExtensible() method determines if an object is extensible (whether it can have new properties added to it). It is similar to Object.isExtensible(), but with some differences.

Syntax

Reflect.isExtensible(target)

Parameters

target
The target object which to check if it is extensible.

Return value

A Boolean indicating whether or not the target is extensible.

Exceptions

A TypeError, if target is not an Object.

Description

The Reflect.isExtensible method allows you determine if an object is extensible (whether it can have new properties added to it). It is the same method as Object.isExtensible().

Examples

Using Reflect.isExtensible()

See also Object.isExtensible().

// New objects are extensible. 
var empty = {};
Reflect.isExtensible(empty); // === true 

// ...but that can be changed. 
Reflect.preventExtensions(empty); 
Reflect.isExtensible(empty); // === false 

// Sealed objects are by definition non-extensible. 
var sealed = Object.seal({}); 
Reflect.isExtensible(sealed); // === false 

// Frozen objects are also by definition non-extensible. 
var frozen = Object.freeze({}); 
Reflect.isExtensible(frozen); // === false

Difference to Object.isExtensible()

If the first argument to this method is not an object (a primitive), then it will cause a TypeError. With Object.isExtensible(), a non-object first argument will be coerced to an object at first.

Reflect.isExtensible(1);
// TypeError: 1 is not an object

Object.isExtensible(1);
// false

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support491242 No3610
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support4949 Yes423610 ?

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