Range.getBoundingClientRect()

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The Range.getBoundingClientRect() method returns a DOMRect object that bounds the contents of the range; this a rectangle enclosing the union of the bounding rectangles for all the elements in the range.

This method is useful for determining the viewport coordinates of the cursor or selection inside a text box. See Element.getBoundingClientRect() for the details on the returned value.

Syntax

boundingRect = range.getBoundingClientRect()

Example

range = document.createRange();
range.selectNode(document.getElementsByTagName("div").item(0));
rect = range.getBoundingClientRect();

Specification

Specification Status Comment
CSS Object Model (CSSOM) View Module
The definition of 'Range.getBoundingClientRect()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 4IE Full support 9Opera Full support 15Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 15Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

See also

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