valueOf Method

Returns the primitive value of the specified object.

object.valueOf( )

The required object reference is any intrinsic JScript object.


The valueOf method is defined differently for each intrinsic JScript object.

Object Return Value
Array The elements of the array are converted into strings, and the strings are concatenated together, separated by commas. This behaves the same as the Array.toString and Array.join methods.
Boolean The Boolean value.
Date The stored time value in milliseconds since midnight, January 1, 1970 UTC.
Function The function itself.
Number The numeric value.
Object The object itself. This is the default.
String The string value.

The Math and Error objects do not have a valueOf method.


Version 2

See Also

toString Method

Applies To: Array Object | Boolean Object | Date Object | Function Object | Number Object | Object Object | String Object