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serialize can.Observe.prototype.attributes.serialize

 

Serializes the observe's properties using the attribute plugin.

observe.serialize([attrName])

Parameters

  1. attrName {String}Optional

    If passed, returns only a serialization of the named attribute.

Returns

{String}

A serialization of this Observe.

You can set the serialization methods similar to the convert methods:

var Contact = can.Observe({
    attributes : { 
        birthday : 'date'
    },
    serialize : {
        date : function( val, type ){
            return val.getYear() + 
                "-" + (val.getMonth() + 1) + 
                "-" + val.getDate(); 
        }
    }
},{})

var contact = new Contact();
contact.attr('birthday', new Date());
contact.serialize()
//-> { birthday: 'YYYY-MM-DD' }

You can also get and serialize an individual property by passing the attribute name to the serialize function. Building on the above demo, we can serialize the birthday attribute only.

contact.serialize('birthday') //-> 'YYYY-MM-DD'