Object.isFrozen Function (JavaScript)

Returns true if existing property attributes and values cannot be modified in an object, and new properties cannot be added to the object.




Required. The object to test.

Return Value

true if all of the following are true:

  • The object is non-extensible, which indicates that new properties cannot be added to the object.

  • The configurable attribute is false for all existing properties.

  • The writable attribute is false for all existing data properties.

    If the object has no existing properties, the function returns true if the object is non-extensible.


If the object argument is not an object, a TypeError exception is thrown.


When the configurable attribute of a property is false, the property attributes cannot be changed and the property cannot be deleted. When writable is false, the data property value cannot be changed. When configurable is false and writable is true, the value and writable attributes can be changed.

For information about how to set property attributes, see Object.defineProperty Function. To obtain the attributes of a property, you can use the Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor Function.

The following related functions prevent the modification of object attributes.

Function Object is made non-extensible configurable is set to false for each property writable is set to false for each property
Object.preventExtensions Yes No No
Object.seal Yes Yes No
Object.freeze Yes Yes Yes

The following functions return true if all of the conditions marked in the following table are true.

Function Object is extensible? configurable is false for all properties? writable is false for all data properties?
Object.isExtensible Yes No No
Object.isSealed No Yes No
Object.isFrozen No Yes Yes


The following example illustrates the use of the Object.isFrozen function.

// Create an object that has two properties.  
var obj = { pasta: "spaghetti", length: 10 };  

// Freeze the object, and verify that it is frozen.  

// Try to add a new property, and then verify that it is not added.   
obj.newProp = 50;  
document.write (obj.newProp);  
document.write ("<br/>");  

// Try to delete a property, and then verify that it is still present.  
delete obj.length;  
document.write (obj.length);  
document.write ("<br/> ");  

// Try to change a property value, and then verify that it is not changed.  
obj.pasta = "linguini";  
document.write (obj.pasta);  

// Output:  
// true  
// undefined  
// 10  
// spaghetti  


Supported in the following document modes: Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, and Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.
Not supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards.

See Also

Object.preventExtensions Function
Object.seal Function
Object.freeze Function
Object.isExtensible Function
Object.isSealed Function
Object.defineProperty Function
Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor Function
Object.getOwnPropertyNames Function