Convert NodeList to Array in JavaScript

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Consider the simple HTML snippet:


If we wanted to select all of these div elements, we could do so using JavaScript’s document.querySelectorAll method, which will return a NodeList (and not an array):

const divs = document.querySelectorAll(`div`);

This small utility snippet converts a given NodeList into an array:

const nodesToArray = (nodeList) => {
    return [...nodeList];

And here is some example usage for converting that node list of div elements into an array:

const array = nodesToArray(divs); // Returns [div, div, div]

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And that’s one way you can convert a list of nodes into an array in JavaScript. Thanks for reading!