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HTML | DOM Textarea select() Method

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  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2022
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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:

textareaObject.select()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters. 

Return Value: It does not return any value. 

Example: 

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() {
                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 1
  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Internet Explorer 5

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