Converting strings to uppercase and lowercase with JavaScript

In an earlier article, we looked at different ways to capitalize the first letter of a string to uppercase in JavaScript.

In this article, you'll learn how to uppercase or lowercase a string using JavaScript.

JavaScript provides two built-in functions for converting strings to uppercase and lowercase. Let us look at them.

toUpperCase() Method

The toUpperCase() method transforms a string into uppercase letters in JavaScript. It doesn't change the original string and returns a new string equivalent to the string converted to uppercase.

Here is an example:

const str = 'JavaScript World!'

// convert string to uppercase
const upperStr = str.toUpperCase()

// print the new string


toLowerCase() Method

The toLowerCase() method does the opposite of the toUpperCase() method. It converts all characters of the string to lowercase:

const str = 'JavaScript World!'

// convert string to lowercase
const lowerStr = str.toLowerCase()

// print the new string

// output: javascript world!

Both these methods work in all modern browsers and are supported back to at least Internet Explorer 6.

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