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The Selection.addRange() method adds a Range to a Selection.

Syntax

sel.addRange(range)

Parameters

range
A Range object that will be added to the Selection.

Examples

/* Select all STRONG elements in an HTML document */

var strongs = document.getElementsByTagName("strong");
var s = window.getSelection();

if(s.rangeCount > 0) s.removeAllRanges();

for(var i = 0; i < strongs.length; i++) {
  var range = document.createRange();
  range.selectNode(strongs[i]);
  s.addRange(range);
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Editing APIs
The definition of 'Selection.addRange()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition
Selection API
The definition of 'Selection.addRange()' in that specification.
Working Draft Current

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ?

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