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Javascript RegExp - toString Method

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Description:

The toString method returns a string representation of a regular expression in the form of a regular-expression literal.

Syntax:

RegExpObject.toString();

Here is the detail of parameters:

Return Value:

Returns the string representation of a regular expression.

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>JavaScript RegExp toString Method</title>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
   var str = "Javascript is an interesting scripting language";
   var re = new RegExp( "script", "g" );

   var result = re.toString(str);
   document.write("Test 1 - returned value : " +  result); 

   re = new RegExp( "/", "g" );
   var result = re.toString(str);
   document.write("<br />Test 2 - returned value : " +  result); 
</script>
</body>
</html>

This will produce following result:

Test 1 - returned value : /script/g
Test 2 - returned value : ///g 

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.


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