DataView.prototype.buffer

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

Syntax

dataview.buffer

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 DataView is constructed and cannot be changed.

Examples

Using the buffer property

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
var dataview = new DataView(buffer);
dataview.buffer; // ArrayBuffer { byteLength: 8 }

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.buffer' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'DataView.prototype.buffer' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 9.0 15.0 (15.0) 10 12.1 5.1
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.0 (Yes) 15.0 (15) ? 12.0 4.2

See also

License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/javascript/reference/global_objects/dataview/buffer