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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

Override toString of a function/json/object


Level 10

Hi everyone,

for some reasons I am not able to override the toString function using prototype.toString = function(){}...

I made it work using a different name like toDisplayString(), but it is not convenient to have another function name for the result wanted...

here's how my object look like :

I would like to have function toDisplayString named toString instead. But using Tasks.prototype.toString = function(){} doesn't seem to be working...

is anyone aware of any issue regarding toString override within LiveCycle?

Thanks for your time

2 Replies


Level 10


I don't understand why but you can't override the toString() or the valueOf(), I've ended up doing the same sort of thing as you with a slightly different name, but means you can't handle objects in a generic way, and it's made it very hard to port some JavaScript libraries across.

It does seem you can override both in Reader DC ... but I guess that wont help for some years to come.



Level 10

Thanks for answering my question.

Really appreciated!