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JavaScript Array constructor Property

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Example

The constructor property returns an array's constructor function:

var fruits = ["Banana", "Orange", "Apple", "Mango"];
fruits.constructor;

The constructor property returns:

function Array() { [native code] }

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Definition and Usage

In JavaScript, the constructor property returns the constructor function for an object.

The return value is a reference to the function, not the name of the function:

For JavaScript arrays the constructor property returns function Array() { [native code] }

For JavaScript numbers the constructor property returns function Number() { [native code] }

For JavaScript strings the constructor property returns function String() { [native code] }

Note You can use the constructor property to define if a variable is an array.


Browser Support

Property
constructor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

array.constructor

Technical Details

Return Value: function Array() { [native code] }
JavaScript Version: 1.1

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