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JavaScript bind() method

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The bind() method in JavaScript allows you to create a new function with a specified this value and optional arguments. By binding a function to a specific object, you can ensure that the this value inside the function is set correctly.

Here’s the syntax for using the bind() method:

function.bind(thisArg[, arg1[, arg2[, ...]]])

The bind() method is available on all JavaScript functions, and it allows you to explicitly set the this value within the function body. By default, when a function is called, the this value is determined by how the function is invoked. However, sometimes you may want to explicitly set the this value regardless of how the function is called.

function functionName(arg1, arg2) {
  // function body

var boundFunction = functionName.bind(thisValue, arg1, arg2);
  • thisArg: This is the value that will be set as the this value when the bound function is called. It determines the context in which the original function will be executed.
  • arg1, arg2, …: These are optional arguments that will be passed to the original function when the bound function is invoked. You can include as many arguments as needed.

JavaScript bind() method example

Simple example code.

var person = {
  name: "John",
  age: 30,
  greet: function (message) {
    console.log(message + ", my name is " + + " and I am " + this.age + " years old.");

var greetFunction = person.greet;

var boundGreetFunction = person.greet.bind(person);


JavaScript bind() method

By using bind(), we can explicitly bind a specific object as the this value for a function, allowing us to control the context in which the function is executed.

Comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this JS method topic.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version


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