The delete() method removes the specified element from a WeakMap object.

Syntax

wm.delete(key);

Parameters

key
Required. The key of the element to remove from the WeakMap object.

Return value

true if an element in the WeakMap object has been removed successfully. false if the key is not found in the WeakMap or if the key is not an object.

Examples

Using the delete method

var wm = new WeakMap();
wm.set(window, 'foo');

wm.delete(window); // Returns true. Successfully removed.

wm.has(window);    // Returns false. The window object is no longer in the WeakMap.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobileServer
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung InternetNode.js
Basic supportChrome Full support 36Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 6
Notes
Full support 6
Notes
Notes Prior to Firefox 38, this method threw a TypeError when the key parameter was not an object. This has been fixed in version 38 and later to return false as per the ES2015 standard.
IE Full support 11Opera Full support 23Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 36Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 6
Notes
Full support 6
Notes
Notes Prior to Firefox 38, this method threw a TypeError when the key parameter was not an object. This has been fixed in version 38 and later to return false as per the ES2015 standard.
Opera Android Full support 23Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support 0.12
Full support 0.12
Full support 0.10
Disabled
Disabled From version 0.10: this feature is behind the --harmony runtime flag.

Legend

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Full support
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See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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