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Reflect.apply

The static Reflect.apply() method calls a target function with arguments as specified.

Syntax

Reflect.apply(target, thisArgument, argumentsList)

Parameters

target
The target function to call.
thisArgument
The value of this provided for the call to target.
argumentsList
An array-like object specifying the arguments with which target should be called.

Return value

The result of calling the given target function with the specified this value and arguments.

Exceptions

A TypeError, if the target is not callable.

Description

In ES5, you typically use the Function.prototype.apply() method to call a function with a given this value and arguments provided as an array (or an array-like object).

Function.prototype.apply.call(Math.floor, undefined, [1.75]);

With Reflect.apply() this becomes less verbose and easier to understand.

Examples

Using Reflect.apply()

Reflect.apply(Math.floor, undefined, [1.75]);
// 1;

Reflect.apply(String.fromCharCode, undefined, [104, 101, 108, 108, 111])
// "hello"

Reflect.apply(RegExp.prototype.exec, /ab/, ['confabulation']).index
// 4

Reflect.apply(''.charAt, 'ponies', [3])
// "i"

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
apply 49 12 42 No 36 10
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
apply 49 49 42 36 10 5.0
Server
Node.js
apply 6.0.0

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Reflect/apply