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The forEach() method executes a provided function once for each value in the Set object, in insertion order.


mySet.forEach(callback[, thisArg])


Function to execute for each element. See Description for details.
Value to use as this when executing callback.

Return value



The forEach() method executes the provided callback once for each value which actually exists in the Set object. It is not invoked for values which have been deleted. However, it is executed for values which are present but have the value undefined.

callback is invoked with three arguments:

  • the element value
  • the element key
  • the Set object being traversed

There are no keys in Set objects. However, the first two arguments are both values contained in the Set, so that the callback function is consistent with the forEach() methods for Map and Array.

If a thisArg parameter is provided to forEach(), it will be passed to callback when invoked, for use as its this value.  Otherwise, the value undefined will be passed for use as its this value.  The this value ultimately observable by callback is determined according to the usual rules for determining the this seen by a function.

Each value is visited once, except in the case when it was deleted and re-added before forEach() has finished. callback is not invoked for values deleted before being visited. New values added before forEach() has finished will be visited.

forEach() executes the callback function once for each element in the Set object; it does not return a value.


Logging the contents of a Set object

The following code logs a line for each element in a Set object:

function logSetElements(value1, value2, set) {
    console.log('s[' + value1 + '] = ' + value2);

new Set(['foo', 'bar', undefined]).forEach(logSetElements);

// logs:
// "s[foo] = foo"
// "s[bar] = bar"
// "s[undefined] = undefined"


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 38 (Yes) 25.0 (25.0) 11 25 7.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support 38 (Yes) 25.0 (25.0) No support No support 8

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