The HTMLInputElement.select() method selects all the text in a <textarea> element or an <input> element with a text field.

Syntax

element.select()

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'select' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Notes

Calling element.select() will not necessarily focus the input, so it is often used with HTMLElement.focus().

Browser compatibility

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See also

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