FAQ: Advanced Objects - Review


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Please, what is the solution to this Find the value of “this“ in a function inside of a method.


this refers to the calling object, which value is that object. As I understand it, there is no way to find the name of the instance upon which the call is made.

Like yourself, I’m just as mystified by this question as you are. Hopefully somebody with more insight/wisdom will pipe in.

Something to consider, though I’m not sure this is what we’re after…

function listAllProperties(o) {
	var objectToInspect;     
	var result = [];
	for(objectToInspect = o; objectToInspect !== null; 
           objectToInspect = Object.getPrototypeOf(objectToInspect)) {  
        result = result.concat(
	return result; 
function Car(make, model, year) {
  this.make = make;
  this.model = model;
  this.year = year;

 > myCar = new Car('Toyota', 'Corolla', 2006)

 > listAllProperties(myCar)
<- (16) ["make", "model", "year", "constructor", "constructor", "__defineGetter__", "__defineSetter__", "hasOwnProperty", "__lookupGetter__", "__lookupSetter__", "isPrototypeOf", "propertyIsEnumerable", "toString", "valueOf", "__proto__", "toLocaleString"]
 > myCar.valueOf()
<- Car {make: "Toyota", model: "Corolla", year: 2006}
function Car(make, model, year) {
  this.make = make;
  this.model = model;
  this.year = year;
  this.getValues = function () {
    return this.valueOf();
myCar = new Car('Toyota', 'Corolla', 2006)

 > myCar.getValues()
<- Car {make: "Toyota", model: "Corolla", year: 2006, getValues: ƒ}