Selection.toString()

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

The Selection.toString() method returns a string currently being represented by the selection object, i.e. the currently selected text.

Syntax

sel.toString()

Return value

A string representing the selection.

Description

This method returns the currently selected text.

In JavaScript, this method is called automatically when a function the selection object is passed to requires a string:

alert(window.getSelection()) // What is called
alert(window.getSelection().toString())  // What is actually being effectively called.

Specifications

Specification
Selection API
# dom-selection-stringifier

Browser compatibility

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See also