jQuery: toArray() on objects

The jQuery's toArray() method works on DOM elements in a wrapped set and returns a plain array of them. It would be handy if such a method worked also on JavaScript objects. Unfortunately, it does not. For that reason, I've implemented a global jQuery method which takes an object and returns an array containing its properties and their corresponding values. With very poor imagination I called it toArrayFromObject(). Its code is as follows:

(function($) {

  $.toArrayFromObject = function(obj) {
    var arr = [];
    $.each(obj, function(property, value) {
    return arr;


A simple test:

var Class = {
  type: 'Test',
  property: 'Foo'

// alerts type,Test,property,Foo

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