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JavaScript Array of Method (Live Playground)

The JavaScript array of method is used to create a new Array instance with a variable number of arguments. These arguments represent the elements of the array.

Let's take a look at an example:

let newArray = Array.of(10, 20, 30, 40);


// Expected output:
// [10, 20, 30, 40]

In the example, Array.of(10, 20, 30, 40) creates a new array that includes the numbers 10, 20, 30, and 40.

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You can create an array with a single element using the of method too:

let newArray = Array.of('apple');


// Expected output:
// ["apple"]

In this example, the new array contains only one element, "apple".

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The of method differs from the Array constructor. While the Array constructor creates an array with a single element when one argument is passed, the of method creates an array with that argument as the only element:

let newArray = new Array(3);
console.log(newArray.length); // outputs: 3

let newArray2 = Array.of(3);
console.log(newArray2.length); // outputs: 1
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Understanding of can help you handle arrays more effectively in JavaScript.