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This Part 3: Direct Assignment

This Part 3: Direct Assignement

joe trece

on 29 May 2013

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Transcript of This Part 3: Direct Assignment

How 'this' Gets its Value:
Way 3: Direct Assignment JavaScript's 'this' keyword gets set in four main ways. Only 1 of these ways allows direct assignment to 'this' Some of those methods are Array methods, like 'filter()' [ ] someArray.filter(someFunction, thisArgument) {
... this ...
} 'thisArgument' becomes 'this'
in someFunction() Other methods, like 'call()', let you specify 'this' for any function anyFunction. call( thisArgument, ...) {
... this ...
} 'thisArgument' becomes 'this'
in anyFunction() The following example shows how the filter() method lets you assign values to 'this' You're shopping for a new house. Since you just won the lottery, you're only considering houses priced over $1 million. We can represent your criteria with the following JavaScript code. myHouseCriteria = {

} minimumPrice:1000000 And here's a list of houses for sale. var houses = [ {price:123456}, {price:1234567}, {price:12345} ] Now apply your criteria to filter out unwanted houses. shortList = houses.filter(pickOutGoodHouses, myHouseCriteria ) The filter() method calls the function pickOutGoodHouses() for each house in the houses array. [ ] Here's the result: one house priced over $1 million. [ {price:1234567} ]
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