HTML onselect Event Attribute HTML Reference



Example

Execute a JavaScript after some text has been selected in an <input> element:

<input type="text" onselect="showMsg() value="Hello world!">

Browser Support

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1. Definition and Usage

The onselect attribute fires after some text has been selected in an element.

The onselect attribute can be used within: <input type="file">, <input type="password">, <input type="text">, <keygen>, and <textarea>.


2. Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None.


3. Syntax

<element onselect="script">

4. Attribute Values

ValueDescription
scriptThe script to be run on onselect

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