Range.getBoundingClientRect()

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

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