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Boolean support for boolean values


JavaScript 1.1; JScript 2.0; ECMAScript v1

Inherits from/Overrides

Inherits from Object


new Boolean(value) //Constructor function

Boolean(value) // Conversion function



The value to be held by the Boolean object or to be converted to a boolean value.


When invoked as a constructor with the new operator, Boolean( ) converts its argument to a boolean value and returns a Boolean object that contains that value. When invoked as a function, without the new operator, Boolean( ) simply converts its argument to a primitive boolean value and returns that value.

The values 0, NaN, null, the empty string "", and the undefined value are all converted to false. All other primitive values, except false (but including the string "false"), and all objects and arrays are converted to true.


toString( )

Returns true or false, depending on the boolean value represented by the Boolean object.

valueOf( )

Returns the primitive boolean value contained in the Boolean object.


Boolean values are a fundamental data type in JavaScript. The Boolean object is an object wrapper around the boolean value. This Boolean object type exists primarily to provide a toString( ) method to convert boolean values to strings. When the toString( ) method is invoked to convert a boolean value to a string (and it is often invoked implicitly by JavaScript) JavaScript internally converts the boolean value to a transient Boolean object, on which the method can be invoked.

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