Select the content of any DOM element you want.
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_select()

284 bytes gzipped _select.min.js

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What?

This function extends the native JavaScript select() (which only works on input and textarea) so that it can be used to select the content of every DOM element you want.

It's written in Vanilla JavaScript (284 bytes gzipped), so you can use it in combination with or without any library.

Works with

  • IE 6+
  • any other browser

Forced Focus

  • Aggressive focus for input / textarea:
    Selects the whole content of a text element with one click or touch.

How to

Download _select.min.js and include it into your page / script.

Vanilla JavaScript

var el = document.querySelector('.demo');

el.addEventListener('click', function() {
  _select(this);
});

jQuery

var el = $('.demo');    

el.on('click', function() {
  _select(this);
});

2013 by Tim Pietrusky