TypedArray 物件表示了一個底層 ArrayBuffer 的類陣列(array-like)視圖,它能以限定的型別解讀、修改 ArrayBuffer。但並沒有名為 TypedArray 的內建物件,TypedArray 也不存在可直接呼叫的建構式。真正能夠使用的是幾個原型繼承自 TypedArray 的內建物件,它們可以建立限定成員型別的物件實體來操作 ArrayBuffer。這些 TypedArray 型別的物件僅為視圖,並不會存放資料,所有的資料皆實際儲存於 ArrayBuffer 物件當中。以下將說明每種限定成員型別之 TypedArray 的共同屬性與方法。


new TypedArray(length);
new TypedArray(typedArray);
new TypedArray(object);
new TypedArray(buffer [, byteOffset [, length]]);

where TypedArray() is one of:



When called with a length argument, a typed array containing length zeroes is created.
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.
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.


ECMAScript 2015 defines a TypedArray constructor that serves as the [[Prototype]] of all TypedArray constructors.  This constructor is not directly exposed: there is no global %TypedArray% or TypedArray property.  It is only directly accessible through Object.getPrototypeOf(Int8Array) and similar.  All TypedArrays constructors inherit common properties from the %TypedArray% constructor function.  Additionally, all typed array prototypes (TypedArray.prototype) have %TypedArray%.prototype as their [[Prototype]].

The %TypedArray% constructor on its own is not particularly useful.  Calling it or using it in a new expression will throw a TypeError, except when used during object creation in JS engines that support subclassing.  There are at present no such engines, so %TypedArray% is only useful to polyfill functions or properties onto all TypedArray constructors.

When creating an instance of a TypedArray (e.g. Int8Array), an array buffer is created internally in memory or, if an ArrayBuffer object is given as constructor argument, then this is used instead.  The buffer address is saved as an internal property of the instance and all the methods of %TypedArray%.prototype, i.e. set value and get value etc., operate on that array buffer address.

Property access

You can reference elements in the array using standard array index syntax (that is, using bracket notation). However, getting or setting indexed properties on typed arrays will not search in the prototype chain for this property, even when the indices are out of bound. Indexed properties will consult the ArrayBuffer and will never look at object properties. You can still use named properties, just like with all objects.

// Setting and getting using standard array syntax
var int16 = new Int16Array(2);
int16[0] = 42;
console.log(int16[0]); // 42

// Indexed properties on prototypes are not consulted (Fx 25)
Int8Array.prototype[20] = 'foo';
(new Int8Array(32))[20]; // 0
// even when out of bound
Int8Array.prototype[20] = 'foo';
(new Int8Array(8))[20]; // undefined
// or with negative integers
Int8Array.prototype[-1] = 'foo';
(new Int8Array(8))[-1]; // undefined

// Named properties are allowed, though (Fx 30)
Int8Array.prototype.foo = 'bar';
(new Int8Array(32)).foo; // "bar"

TypedArray 物件

Type Value Range Size in bytes Description Web IDL type Equivalent C type
Int8Array -128 to 127 1 8-bit two's complement signed integer byte int8_t
Uint8Array 0 to 255 1 8-bit unsigned integer octet uint8_t
Uint8ClampedArray 0 to 255 1 8-bit unsigned integer (clamped) octet uint8_t
Int16Array -32768 to 32767 2 16-bit two's complement signed integer short int16_t
Uint16Array 0 to 65535 2 16-bit unsigned integer unsigned short uint16_t
Int32Array -2147483648 to 2147483647 4 32-bit two's complement signed integer long int32_t
Uint32Array 0 to 4294967295 4 32-bit unsigned integer unsigned long uint32_t
Float32Array 1.2x10-38 to 3.4x1038 4 32-bit IEEE floating point number ( 7 significant digits e.g. 1.1234567) unrestricted float float
Float64Array 5.0x10-324 to 1.8x10308 8 64-bit IEEE floating point number (16 significant digits e.g. 1.123...15) unrestricted double double


Returns a number value of the element size for the different typed array objects.
Length property whose value is 0.
Returns the string value of the constructor name. E.g "Int8Array".
get TypedArray[@@species]
The constructor function that is used to create derived objects.
Prototype for the TypedArray objects.


Creates a new typed array from an array-like or iterable object. See also Array.from().
Creates a new typed array with a variable number of arguments. See also Array.of().

TypedArray 原型

All TypedArrays inherit from TypedArray.prototype.



Methods Polyfill

Many of the methods used in Typed Arrays can be polyfilled using the methods present in regular Javascript Arrays. The following snippet of JavaScript demonstrates how you might polyfill any missing Typed Array methods.

var typedArrayTypes = [Int8Array, Uint8Array, Uint8ClampedArray, Int16Array,
          Uint16Array, ​​​Int32Array, Uint32Array, ​​​Float32Array, Float64Array];

for (var k in typedArrayTypes)
    for (var v in Array.prototype)
        if (Array.prototype.hasOwnProperty(v) &&
            typedArrayTypes[k].prototype[v] = Array.prototype[v];


Specification Status Comment
Typed Array Specification Obsolete Defined as TypedArray and ArrayBufferView interface with typed array view types. Superseded by ECMAScript 6.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray Objects' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition in an ECMA standard. Specified behaviour for indexed and named properties. Specified that new is required.
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray Objects' in that specification.
Living Standard  


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

var dv = Int8Array([1, 2, 3]);
// TypeError: calling a builtin Int8Array constructor
// without new is forbidden
var dv = new Int8Array([1, 2, 3]);