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JavaScript slice() Method: String Object

Description

The slice() method is used to extract a section of a string and returns a new string.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.0

Syntax

slice(start_pos, end_pos)

Parameter

start_pos: The position in the string where to begin extraction.

end_pos: The position in the string where to end the slice extraction. If omitted, slice extracts to the end of the string.

Example:

The following web document slice() method extracts a part from a given string.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript String object - slice() method example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript String object : slice() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
str1 = 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog';
document.write("Original string : "+str1+"<br />")
document.write("Make a slice starting position : 4 and end position 8.<br />");
str2=str1.slice(3,9)
document.write(str2)
//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

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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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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.



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