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JavaScript String charAt() Method

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Example

Return the first character of a string:

var str = "HELLO WORLD";
var res = str.charAt(0)

The result of res will be:

H

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Definition and Usage

The charAt() method returns the character at the specified index in a string.

The index of the first character is 0, the second character is 1, and so on.

Tip: The index of the last character in a string is string.length-1, the second last character is string.length-2, and so on (See "More Examples").


Browser Support

Method
charAt() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

string.charAt(index)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
index Required. An integer representing the index of the character you want to return

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the character at the specified index, or an empty string if the index number is not found
JavaScript Version: 1.0


Examples

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Example

Return the last character of a string:

var str = "HELLO WORLD";
var res = str.charAt(str.length-1);

The result of res will be:

D

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