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How to convert 3-digit color code to 6-digit color code using JavaScript ?

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  • Last Updated : 30 Dec, 2022
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In this article, we are converting a three-digit color HEX code into a six-digit color HEX code using JavaScript. To solve this problem, first, we copy the individual digits and paste them at the consecutive positions. For example – #34E will be converted into #3344EE and #E90 will be converted into #EE9900.

Steps to convert 3-digit color code to 6-digit color code:

Step 1: The color code is in string format. So, apply the split method on the string. After applying the split method we got an array of elements.

Javascript




<script>
    var digit = "#39E"
      
    digit = digit.split("")
      
    console.log(digit)
</script>


Output:

["#","3", "9", "E"]

Step 2: Now apply the map method and iterate over the array and return every item with concatenating to itself and check if the item is “#” then do not return the concatenated result, just return the item.

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<script>
    var digit = "#39E";
      
    digit = digit.split("").map((item)=>{
        if(item == "#"){return item}
            return item + item;
    })
      
    console.log(digit)
</script>


Output:

["#", "33", "99", "EE"]

Step 3: Now use the join method to convert all the array items into a single string.

Javascript




<script>
    var digit = "#39E"
      
    digit = digit.split("").map((item)=>{
        if(item == "#"){return item}
            return item + item;
    }).join("")
      
    console.log(digit)
</script>


Output:

"#3399EE"

Step 4: In the above step, we are converting “#39E” but we can see the first element of this code is “#”, but if the user does not provide the “#” then you have to check if the first element is “#” then concatenate it with the resulting code. And this is our complete code.

Javascript




<script>
    var digit = "#39E"
      
    digit = digit.split("").map((item)=>{
        if(item == "#"){return item}
            return item + item;
    }).join("")
      
    if(digit[0] != "#"){
        digit = "#" + digit;
    }
      
    console.log(digit)
</script>


Output:

#3399EE

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