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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The charAt() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

string.charAt(index)

Parameter Values

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

Return Value

Type Description
String The character at the specified index, or an empty string if the index number is not found

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


More Examples

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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