Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   52 times

How can we use PHP code in JavaScript?


function jst()
    var i = 0;
    i = <?php echo 35; ?>

Please suggest a better way.



If your whole JavaScript code gets processed by PHP, then you can do it just like that.

If you have individual .js files, and you don't want PHP to process them (for example, for caching reasons), then you can just pass variables around in JavaScript.

For example, in your index.php (or wherever you specify your layout), you'd do something like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
    var my_var = <?php echo json_encode($my_var); ?>;

You could then use my_var in your JavaScript files.

This method also lets you pass other than just simple integer values, as json_encode() also deals with arrays, strings, etc. correctly, serialising them into a format that JavaScript can use.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

No, it doesn't have one. For this reason most popular libraries come with one in their utility packages. Check out jQuery's inArray and Prototype's Array.indexOf for examples.

jQuery's implementation of it is as simple as you might expect:

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

If you are dealing with a sane amount of array elements the above will do the trick nicely.

EDIT: Whoops. I didn't even notice you wanted to see if an array was inside another. According to the PHP documentation this is the expected behavior of PHP's in_array:

$a = array(array('p', 'h'), array('p', 'r'), 'o');

if (in_array(array('p', 'h'), $a)) {
    echo "'ph' was foundn";

if (in_array(array('f', 'i'), $a)) {
    echo "'fi' was foundn";

if (in_array('o', $a)) {
    echo "'o' was foundn";

// Output:
//  'ph' was found
//  'o' was found

The code posted by Chris and Alex does not follow this behavior. Alex's is the official version of Prototype's indexOf, and Chris's is more like PHP's array_intersect. This does what you want:

function arrayCompare(a1, a2) {
    if (a1.length != a2.length) return false;
    var length = a2.length;
    for (var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if (a1[i] !== a2[i]) return false;
    return true;

function inArray(needle, haystack) {
    var length = haystack.length;
    for(var i = 0; i < length; i++) {
        if(typeof haystack[i] == 'object') {
            if(arrayCompare(haystack[i], needle)) return true;
        } else {
            if(haystack[i] == needle) return true;
    return false;

And this my test of the above on it:

var a = [['p','h'],['p','r'],'o'];
if(inArray(['p','h'], a)) {
    alert('ph was found');
if(inArray(['f','i'], a)) {
    alert('fi was found');
if(inArray('o', a)) {
    alert('o was found');
// Results:
//   alerts 'ph' was found
//   alerts 'o' was found

Note that I intentionally did not extend the Array prototype as it is generally a bad idea to do so.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

or change the file extension to phps

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You can switch the version here:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+S

2 Search for JavaScript & click the select field. and then select ECMAScript 6

View image.

Sunday, August 22, 2021
RajaReddy PolamReddy
answered 2 Months ago

There is a function called autoFormatRange


This fragment from the CodeMirror Group might be what you need:

function autoFormat() {
    var totalLines = editor.lineCount();
    var totalChars = editor.getTextArea().value.length;
    editor.autoFormatRange({line:0, ch:0}, {line:totalLines, ch:totalChars});

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
answered 6 Days ago
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