jQuery select() Method

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Example

Alert a message when a text is selected in a text field:

$("input").select(function(){
  alert("Text marked!");
});

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Definition and Usage

The select event occurs when a text is selected (marked) in a text area or a text field.

The select() method triggers the select event, or attaches a function to run when a select event occurs.


Syntax

Trigger the select event for the selected elements:

$(selector).select() Try it

Attach a function to the select event:

$(selector).select(function) Try it

Parameter Description
function Optional. Specifies the function to run when the select event is triggered

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