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HTML | DOM Textarea select() Method

  • Last Updated : 22 Jan, 2019

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

Syntax:

elementObject.select()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: It does not return any value.

Example:






<!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() {
                var doc = document.getElementById('text');
                doc.select();
            }
        </script>
      
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:
Before click on the button:
select
After click on the button:
select

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

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer

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