0...n Properties (arguments) (JavaScript)

Returns the actual value of individual arguments from an arguments object returned by the arguments property of an executing function.




Optional. The name of the currently executing Function object.

0, 1, 2, , n
Required. Non-negative integer in the range of 0 to n where 0 represents the first argument and n represents the final argument. The value of the final argument n is arguments.length-1.


The values returned by the 0 . . . n properties are the actual values passed to the executing function. While not actually an array of arguments, the individual arguments that comprise the arguments object are accessed the same way that array elements are accessed.


The following example illustrates the use of the 0 . . . n properties of the arguments object. To fully understand the example, pass one or more arguments to the function:

function ArgTest(){  
   var s = "";  
   s += "The individual arguments are: "  
   for (n = 0; n < arguments.length; n++){  
      s += ArgTest.arguments[n];  
      s += " ";  
document.write(ArgTest(1, 2, "hello", new Date()));  


Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: arguments Object| Function Object

See Also

length Property (arguments)
length Property (Function)