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How to check if control has a method?


I'm trying to find out how do I check if a given control has a method I look for.

For example, I have 2 controls:

var oControl1 = new sap.m.DateTimeInput({

     id: "control1",

     type: "DateTime"


var oControl2 = new sap.m.Input({

     id: "control2",

     type: "Number"


The first control has getDateValue() method, which the second one doesn't.

I want to check if the control I call using dynamic ID has a specific method, like (this is not a real code, it's how I want to check):

if(sap.ui.getCore().byId("<control's ID here>").hasMethod("getDateValue")){



Is there a way do accomplish this?

Thank you.


or even better

            if (typeof sap.ui.getCore().byId("<control's ID here>").getDateValue == 'function') {

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