The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

callee Property (arguments) (JavaScript)

Returns the Function object being executed, that is, the body text of the specified Function object.


The optional function argument is the name of the currently executing Function object.

The callee property is a member of the arguments object that becomes available only when the associated function is executing.

The initial value of the callee property is the Function object being executed. This allows anonymous functions to be recursive.

function factorial(n){
  if (n <= 0)
     return 1;
     return n * arguments.callee(n - 1)

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: arguments Object (JavaScript)| Function Object (JavaScript)

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
© 2014 Microsoft