What’s the difference between toArray and makeArray in jQuery ?
In this article, we will learn the difference between the toArray() and makeArray() methods in jQuery.
let dom_array = $("p").toArray();
Example: In this example, we will see how toArray() can be used to convert DOM elements to an array and how it does not work with other types of data.
The makeArray() method: This method is used on array-like objects to converts them to an array. We can then use normal array functions on that array. This method supports the conversion of DOM elements as they are array-like objects.
// Array using DOM elements let array = jQuery.makeArray($("p")); // Array using other array-like objects let array2 = jQuery.makeArray(array1, array2, array3);
Example: In this example, we will see how makeArray() can be used to convert all types of array-like elements including DOM elements.
Difference between toArray() and makeArray():
toArray() Method makeArray() Method This method supports the conversion of DOM elements to an array. This method supports the conversion of all array-like elements to an array. Only DOM elements are supported to be converted. Other array-like elements will throw an error. All types of elements can be converted to an array including DOM elements.