This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The Range.getBoundingClientRect() method returns a ClientRect 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 is 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

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 9.0 15.0 ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) No support 15.0 ?

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