JS: Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor

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Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(obj, key)

Return the attributes of property key of object obj. If the property doesn't exist, return undefined.

[see JS: Property Attributes, writable, enumerable, configurable]

If obj is not a object, it is first converted to a object type.

The return value is a property descriptor.

[see JS: Property Descriptor]

// get the attributes of a property
const x = {"p":4};
console.log( Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(x, "p") );
// → { value: 4, writable: true, enumerable: true, configurable: true }


If using ES2015, you should use Reflect.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(obj, key) instead.

[see JS: Reflect.getOwnPropertyDescriptor]


ECMAScript® 2016 Language Specification#sec-object.getownpropertydescriptor

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