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  • Last Updated : 16 Aug, 2022
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The onselect event attribute works when some text has been selected in an element. It is the part of event attribute. It is supported by many HTML elements such as <input type = “file”>, <input type = “password”>, <input type = “text”>, and <textarea>.

Supported Tags: 

  • <input type=”file”>
  •  <input type=”password”>
  •  <input type=”text”> 
  •  <textarea>

Syntax: 

<element onselect = "script">

Example: 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>onselect event attribute</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
            color:green;
            }
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
        <script>
            function Geeks() {
                alert("Text selected!");
            }
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>onselect event attribute</h2>
        Text Box: <input type="text" value="GeeksforGeeks: A computer
        science portal for geeks" onselect="Geeks()">
    </body>
</html>                   
</html>

Output: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onselect attribute are listed below: 

  • Apple Safari 1
  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 6
  • Opera 12.1
  • Internet Explorer 9
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