JavaScript - RegExp toString Method


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Description

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

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

RegExpObject.toString();

Return Value

Returns the string representation of a regular expression.

Example

Try the following example program.

<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>

Output

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

javascript_regexp_object.htm

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