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Javascript Selection API

Get the text of the selection

let sel = document.getSelection();
let text = sel.toString();


what the user selected

Alternatively, since the toString member function is called automatically by some functions when converting the object to a string, you don't always have to call it yourself.


Deselect everything that is selected

let sel = document.getSelection();

Select the contents of an element

let sel = document.getSelection();
let myNode = document.getElementById('element-to-select');
let range = document.createRange();

It may be necessary to first remove all the ranges of the previous selection, as most browsers don't support multiple ranges.


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