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string.toString

The toString() method returns a string representing the specified object.

Syntax

str.toString()

Return value

A string representing the calling object.

Description

The String object overrides the toString() method of the Object object; it does not inherit Object.prototype.toString(). For String objects, the toString() method returns a string representation of the object and is the same as the String.prototype.valueOf() method.

Examples

Using toString()

The following example displays the string value of a String object:

var x = new String('Hello world');

console.log(x.toString()); // logs 'Hello world'

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
toString 1 12 1 3 3 1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
toString 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Server
Node.js
toString 0.1.100

See also

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