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Javascript RegExp - toSource Method


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Description:

The toSource method string representing the source code of the object.

This method does not work with all the browsers.

Syntax:

RegExpObject.toSource();

Here is the detail of parameters:

  • NA

Return Value:

Returns the string representing the source code of the object.

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>JavaScript RegExp toSource 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.toSource(str);
   document.write("Test 1 - returned value : " +  result); 

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

This will produce following result in Firefox:

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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