Uint32Array() constructor

The Uint32Array() typed array constructor creates an array of 32-bit unsigned integers in the platform byte order. If control over byte order is needed, use DataView instead. The contents are initialized to 0. Once established, you can reference elements in the array using the object's methods, or using standard array index syntax (that is, using bracket notation).

Syntax

new Uint32Array(); // new in ES2017
new Uint32Array(length);
new Uint32Array(typedArray);
new Uint32Array(object);

new Uint32Array(buffer);
new Uint32Array(buffer, byteOffset);
new Uint32Array(buffer, byteOffset, length);

Parameters

length

When called with a length argument, an internal array buffer is created in memory, of size length multiplied by BYTES_PER_ELEMENT bytes, containing zeros.

typedArray

When called with a typedArray argument, which can be an object of any of the typed array types (such as Int32Array), the typedArray gets copied into a new typed array. Each value in typedArray is converted to the corresponding type of the constructor before being copied into the new array. The length of the new typed array will be same as the length of the typedArray argument.

object

When called with an object argument, a new typed array is created as if by the TypedArray.from() method.

buffer, byteOffset, length

When called with a buffer, and optionally a byteOffset and a length argument, a new typed array view is created that views the specified ArrayBuffer. The byteOffset and length parameters specify the memory range that will be exposed by the typed array view. If both are omitted, all of buffer is viewed; if only length is omitted, the remainder of buffer is viewed.

Examples

Different ways to create a Uint32Array

// From a length
var uint32 = new Uint32Array(2);
uint32[0] = 42;
console.log(uint32[0]); // 42
console.log(uint32.length); // 2
console.log(uint32.BYTES_PER_ELEMENT); // 4

// From an array
var arr = new Uint32Array([21,31]);
console.log(arr[1]); // 31

// From another TypedArray
var x = new Uint32Array([21, 31]);
var y = new Uint32Array(x);
console.log(y[0]); // 21

// From an ArrayBuffer
var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(16);
var z = new Uint32Array(buffer, 0, 4);

// From an iterable
var iterable = function*(){ yield* [1,2,3]; }();
var uint32 = new Uint32Array(iterable);
// Uint32Array[1, 2, 3]

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-typedarray-constructors

Browser compatibility

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Compatibility notes

Starting with ECMAScript 2015, Uint32Array constructors require to be constructed with a new operator. Calling a Uint32Array constructor as a function without new, will throw a TypeError from now on.

var dv = Uint32Array([1, 2, 3]);
// TypeError: calling a builtin Uint32Array constructor
// without new is forbidden
var dv = new Uint32Array([1, 2, 3]);

See also