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WebAssembly.table

The WebAssembly.Table() object is a JavaScript wrapper object — an array-like structure representing a WebAssembly Table, which stores function references. A table created by JavaScript or in WebAssembly code will be accessible and mutable from both JavaScript and WebAssembly.

Note: Tables can currently only store function references, but this will likely be expanded in the future.

Constructor

WebAssembly.Table()
Creates a new Table object.

Instance properties

Table.prototype.length
Returns the length of the table, i.e. the number of elements.

Instance methods

Table.prototype.get()
Accessor function — gets the element stored at a given index.
Table.prototype.grow()
Increases the size of the Table instance by a specified number of elements.
Table.prototype.set()
Sets an element stored at a given index to a given value.

Examples

Creating a new WebAssembly Table instance

The following example (see table2.html source code and live version) creates a new WebAssembly Table instance with an initial size of 2 elements. We then print out the table length and contents of the two indexes (retrieved via Table.prototype.get() to show that the length is two and both elements are null.

var tbl = new WebAssembly.Table({initial:2, element:"anyfunc"});
console.log(tbl.length);  // "2"
console.log(tbl.get(0));  // "null"
console.log(tbl.get(1));  // "null"

We then create an import object that contains the table:

var importObj = {
  js: {
    tbl:tbl
  }
};

Finally, we load and instantiate a wasm module (table2.wasm) using the WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming() method. The table2.wasm module contains two functions (one that returns 42 and another that returns 83) and stores both into elements 0 and 1 of the imported table (see text representation). So after instantiation, the table still has length 2, but the elements now contain callable Exported WebAssembly Functions which we can call from JS.

WebAssembly.instantiateStreaming(fetch('table2.wasm'), importObject)
.then(function(obj) {
  console.log(tbl.length);
  console.log(tbl.get(0)());
  console.log(tbl.get(1)());
});

Note how you've got to include a second function invocation operator at the end of the accessor to actually invoke the referenced function and log the value stored inside it (e.g. get(0)() rather than get(0)) .

This example shows that we're creating and accessing the table from JavaScript, but the same table is visible and callable inside the wasm instance too.

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Table 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
Table() constructor 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
get 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
grow 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
length 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
set 57 16 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
No 44 11
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
Table 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
Table() constructor 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
get 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
grow 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
length 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
set 57 57 52
52
Disabled in the Firefox 52 Extended Support Release (ESR).
43 11 7.0
Server
Node.js
Table 8.0.0
Table() constructor 8.0.0
get 8.0.0
grow 8.0.0
length 8.0.0
set 8.0.0

See also

© 2005–2018 Mozilla Developer Network and individual contributors.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/WebAssembly/Table