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The select() method in HTML DOM is used to select the entire content of the text area or in a <input> element that includes a text field. 

Syntax:

textareaObject.select()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters. 

Return Value: It does not return any value. 

Example: In this example, we will see the use of the select() method

HTML

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>
        DOM Textarea select() Method
    </title>
</head>
   
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green;">
        GeeksforGeeks
    </h1>
    <h2>
        Textarea select() Method
    </h2>
    <textarea type="text" id="text">
          Welcome to GeeksforGeeks
    </textarea>
    <br>
    <button onclick="Geeks()">
        Select text
    </button>
    <script>
        function Geeks() {
            let doc = document.getElementById('text');
            doc.select();
        }
    </script>
</body>
</html>

                    

Output: 

 

  Supported Browsers: The browser supported by the DOM textarea select() method are listed below:

  • Apple Safari 1
  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Internet Explorer 5


Last Updated : 14 Jun, 2023
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