JavaScript charAt() method: String Object


The charAt() method of the string object returns the specified character from a string.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0




index : An integer between 0 and (length of the string - 1).


In the following web document, charAt() method displays various characters at different locations of a given string.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript String object - charAt() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript String object : charAt() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
var str="Merits Of Computer Use";
document.write("The first character is: " + str.charAt(0) + "<br />");
document.write("The seventh character is: " + str.charAt(7) + "<br />");
document.write("The eleventh character is: " + str.charAt(10) + "<br />");
document.write("The last character is: " + str.charAt(21));

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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How to check whether a string contains a substring in JavaScript?

ECMAScript 6 introduced String.prototype.includes:

const string = "foo";
const substring = "oo";


includes doesn't have Internet Explorer support, though. In ECMAScript 5 or older environments, use String.prototype.indexOf, which returns -1 when a substring cannot be found:

var string = "foo";
var substring = "oo";

console.log(string.indexOf(substring) !== -1);

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