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TypedArray.prototype.buffer

The buffer accessor property represents the ArrayBuffer referenced by a TypedArray at construction time.

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Description

The buffer property is an accessor property whose set accessor function is undefined, meaning that you can only read this property. The value is established when the TypedArray is constructed and cannot be changed. TypedArray is one of the TypedArray objects.

Because a typed array is a view of a buffer, the underlying buffer may be longer than the typed array itself.

Examples

Using the buffer property

const buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
const uint16 = new Uint16Array(buffer);
uint16.buffer; // ArrayBuffer { byteLength: 8 }

Accessing the underlying buffer from a sliced array view

const buffer = new ArrayBuffer(1024);
const arr = new Uint8Array(buffer, 64, 128);
console.log(arr.byteLength); // 128
console.log(arr.buffer.byteLength); // 1024
console.log(arr.buffer === buffer); // true

Specifications

Browser compatibility

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buffer
7
12
4
10
11.6
5.1
4
18
4
12
4.2
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/TypedArray/buffer