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The Selection.getRangeAt() method returns a range object representing one of the ranges currently selected.

Syntax

range = sel.getRangeAt(index)

Parameters

range
The Range object that will be returned.
index
The zero-based index of the range to return. A negative number or a number greater than or equal to Selection.rangeCount will result in an error.

Examples

var ranges = [];

sel = window.getSelection();

for(var i = 0; i < sel.rangeCount; i++) {
 ranges[i] = sel.getRangeAt(i);
}
/* Each item in the ranges array is now 
 * a range object representing one of the 
 * ranges in the current selection */

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support Yes (Yes) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 1.0 ? ? ?

See also

  • Selection, the interface it belongs to.
  • Tree Selection (for the getRangeAt() method on the nsITreeSelection interface)

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: Dan-Dascalescu,