- string should be a string value or variable
- search should be the string you are checking for
- start is the index (position) you want to start searching at.
- It’s optional
- Indexes start counting at 0 – The first character of the string is at index 0 returns bool
var string = "Linux all over the world"; var result = string.includes("over"); // Will return TRUE var result2 = string.includes("over", 15);// Will return FALSE
Note that the second example returns FALSE because we start the search at index 15, which is after the appearance of the string “over”.
Legacy Browser Support
The string.includes() method is not supported in Internet Explorer. If for some godforsaken reason, you must have support for IE, you can check the index of the string using the indexOf() method.
var string = "LinuxScrew"; var substring = "ew"; // The value to search for var result = string.indexOf(substring) !== -1; // Will return TRUE
- string.indexOf() will return the index (position) of the substring.
- Indexes start counting at position 0
- If the substring is not found, indexOf() will return the value -1
- So, to check if the string is present, the above example checks that the value returned from indexOf() is not equal to -1