Object-Oriented JavaScript — Built-in Browser Objects

Object-Oriented JavaScript — Built-in Browser Objects

Things we can do with the window object.

JavaScript is partly an object-oriented language.

To learn JavaScript, we got to learn the object-oriented parts of JavaScript.

In this article, we’ll look at built-in browser objects.

The window.location Property

The window.location property lets us get the URL of the page and redirect it to another one.

For instance, we can use location.hostname to get the hostname.

And href gets us the full path.

pathname gets us the segment before the query string.

port gives us the port.

search gives us a query string.

We can get all the properties of the location object with the loop:

for (const key in location) {
  if (typeof location[key] === "string") {
    console.log(key, location[key]);
  }
}

We loop through each property with the location object.

We set the location.href property to redirect to a new URL.

For example, we can write:

window.location.href = 'http://www.example.com';

Also, we can write:

location.href = 'http://www.example.com';
location = 'http://www.example.com';
location.assign('http://www.example.com');

replace is almost the same as assign , but it doesn’t create a new browser history entry.

We can use it by writing:

location.replace('http://www.example.com');

To reload a page, we can write:

location.reload();

We can also assign window.location.hre to itself to reload the page:

window.location.href = window.location.href;
location = location;

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