- Using for loop
- Using Object.keys
Consider an object, “cat”, as demonstrated below:
You can find a number of properties by iterating in a for loop and update counter, as shown in the below listing:
Above code will print “2” as output.
The above approach not only prints the object’s own enumerable properties, but it also prints properties of objects to chich it is linked. To further understand it, let us consider listing:
There are two objects, cat and animal, and the cat object is linked to an animal object using __proto__ property. Now, when you use for loop to iterate and count a number of properties, it will also count enumerable properties of the animal object. Therefore, the code listing below will print “3”.