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    GlobalEventHandlers.onselect

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    Summary

    An event handler for the select event on the window.

    Syntax

    window.onselect = funcRef;
    
    • funcRef is a function.

    Example

    <html>
    <head>
    
    <title>onselect test</title>
    
    <style type="text/css">
    .text1 { border: 2px solid red; }
    </style>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    window.onselect = selectText;
    
    function selectText()
    {
     alert("select event detected!");
    }
    </script>
    </head>
    
    <body>
    <textarea class="text1" cols="30" rows="3">
    Highlight some of this text
    with the mouse pointer
    to fire the onselect event.
    </textarea>
    </body>
    </html>
    

    Notes

    The select event only fires when text inside a text input or textarea is selected. The event is fired after the text has been selected.

    Specification

    Not part of specification.

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