RegExp.prototype.toString()

Summary

The toString() method returns a string representing the regular expression.

Syntax

regexObj.toString()

Parameters

None.

Description

The RegExp object overrides the toString method of the Object object; it does not inherit Object.prototype.toString(). For RegExp objects, the toString method returns a string representation of the regular expression.

Examples

Example: Using toString

The following example displays the string value of a RegExp object:

myExp = new RegExp("a+b+c");
alert(myExp.toString());       // displays "/a+b+c/"

foo = new RegExp("bar", "g");
alert(foo.toString());         // displays "/bar/g"

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.1 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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