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How can I extend a 3-digit color code to a 6-digit color code in JavaScript?

A 3-digit color code is a shorthand for a 6-digit color code, where each digit is repeated to form the full 6-digit code. For example, #03f is equivalent to #0033ff.

These shorthand codes are quite common, but they pose some challenges when working with them programmatically. Thus, it's often necessary to convert them to the full 6-digit form.

All you have to do is to repeat each digit of the 3-digit code to form the 6-digit code. This can be done using a combination of, String.prototype.split() and Array.prototype.join() to join the mapped array.

In order to account for the possibility of the input string starting with #, you can use Array.prototype.slice() to remove the # from the start of the string, if it's present.

const extendHex = shortHex =>
  '#' +
    .slice(shortHex.startsWith('#') ? 1 : 0)
    .map(x => x + x)

extendHex('#03f'); // '#0033ff'
extendHex('05a'); // '#0055aa'

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