Baseline Widely available

This feature is well established and works across many devices and browser versions. It’s been available across browsers since July 2015.

The byteOffset accessor property of TypedArray instances returns the offset (in bytes) of this typed array from the start of its ArrayBuffer or SharedArrayBuffer.


The byteOffset property is an accessor property whose set accessor function is undefined, meaning that you can only read this property. The value is established when a TypedArray is constructed and cannot be changed. TypedArray is one of the TypedArray objects.


Using the byteOffset property

const buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);

const uint8array1 = new Uint8Array(buffer);
uint8array1.byteOffset; // 0 (no offset specified)

const uint8array2 = new Uint8Array(buffer, 3);
uint8array2.byteOffset; // 3 (as specified when constructing Uint8Array)


ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-get-%typedarray%.prototype.byteoffset

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