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The only new code in Listing 1 is the fifth line, which declares that afile named Asg.js contains JavaScript code that may be called by JavaScript code in the HTML file. Otherwise, the code in Listing 1 simply creates a JavaScript object and displays its contents. You have seen codelike that before.

Call a function named objToStr

The second statement in Listing 2 is new to this module. This statement calls a JavaScript function named objToStr passing the JavaScript object as a parameter.

Listing 2 . Call a function named objToStr.
document.write("<br/>Transform JavaScript object " + "into a JSON string.");var jsonstring = objToStr(obj01);

When the JavaScript interpreter encounters this statement, it searches the current file ( Asg.htm ) for a function having that name. When it doesn't find the function in the current file, itsearches the file named Asg.js , which was declared in Listing 1 . It finds the function in that file (see Listing 5 ) and executes it.

The function named objToStr

The code in the function named objToStr is straightforward. You have seen code like this before. After announcing that it has been called,the objToStr function calls the JSON.stringify method to create and return a JSON string based on the contents of theJavaScript object.

Call a function named strToObj

Returning to the code in the file named Asg.htm , the third statement in Listing 3 calls a function named strToObj passing the JSON string as a parameter.

Listing 3 . Call a function named strToObj.
document.write( "<br/>Display JSON string " + jsonstring );document.write("<br/>Transform the JSON string " + "into a JavaScript object.");var obj02 = strToObj(jsonstring);

The function named strToObj is also shown in Listing 5 . The code in this function is also straightforward and you have seen codelike this before. The strToObj function calls the JSON.parse method to create and return a JavaScript object based on the contents of the JSON string.

Following that, the code in the file named Asg.htm simply displays the contents of the JavaScript object. You can view that code in Listing 4 .

Run the program

I encourage you to copy the code from Listing 4 and Listing 5 and execute it by opening the HTML file in your browser. Experiment with the code,making changes, and observing the results of your changes. Make certain that you can explain why your changes behave as they do.


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  • Module name: Json0140-External JavaScript Functions
  • File: Json0140.htm
  • Published: 11/02/14

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Complete program listings

Complete listings of the HTML file and the JavaScript file are shown below.

Listing 4 . The HTML file named Asg.htm.
<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>ITSE 1356</title><script type='text/javascript' src='Asg.js'></script></head><body><script>var obj01 = {name:"Bill",age:31}; document.write("<br/>Display keys in object: "); for (var key in obj01) {if (obj01.hasOwnProperty(key)) { document.write(key + " ");}//end if }//end for loopdocument.write("<br/>Display values in object: "); document.write(obj01.name + ", " + obj01.age);document.write("<br/>Transform JavaScript object " + "into a JSON string.");var jsonstring = objToStr(obj01);document.write( "<br/>Display JSON string " + jsonstring );document.write("<br/>Transform the JSON string " + "into a JavaScript object.");var obj02 = strToObj(jsonstring);document.write("<br/>Display values in object: "); document.write(obj02.name + ", " + obj02.age);document.write("<br/>Display keys in object: ");; for (var key in obj02) {if (obj02.hasOwnProperty(key)) { document.write(key + " ");}//end if }//end for loop</script></body></html>
Listing 5 . The JavaScript file named Asg.js.
function objToStr(obj){ document.write("<br/><br/>In objToStr<br/>"); var str = JSON.stringify(obj);return str; }function strToObj(str){ document.write("<br/><br/>In strToObj<br/>"); var obj = JSON.parse(str);return obj; }


Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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