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How to select all text in HTML text input when clicked using JavaScript?
  • Last Updated : 29 Apr, 2019

This example shows how to select entire input in a single click using javaScript.

Syntax:

<input onClick="this.select();" >

or

document.getElementById("ID").select();

Example-1: Using “this.select()”.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Select all text in HTML 
      text input when clicked
    </title>
  
</head>
  
<body>
    <br> Input Text:
    <br>
    <input onClick="this.select();" 
           type="text"
           value="GeeksforGeeks">
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before click:

After click:

Example-2: Using DOM Input Text select() Method




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Select all text in HTML
      text input when clicked
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    Input Text:
    <br>
    <input type="text"
           value="GeeksforGeeks"
           id="eid">
  
    <button type="button" 
            onclick="myFunction()">
      Try it
  </button>
  
    <script>
        function myFunction() {
            document.getElementById(
              "eid").select();
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before click:

After click:




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