Copy Selected Text in JavaScript

Submitted by:Jhon Brain

Date added:13 June, 2012


Sometimes you have some information on your page and your visitors might want to copy it. The easiest way is to provide a mechanism that allows them to simply click a button to do so. You have to paste this code into the head of your web page:

Tags: copy text

Code Snippet:

    <script language="javascript">
function CopyText(el){
var selectedText = "";
selectedText = window.getSelection();
}else if (document.getSelection){
selectedText = document.getSelection();
}else if (document.selection){
selectedText = document.selection.createRange().text;
if(selectedText != ""){
selectedText = selectedText.toString();
el.value = selectedText;
}else {
alert("Select a text in the page and then press this button!");

Select any part of this text to copy it...
<form name="frmCopyText">
<textarea name="txtSelect" rows="4" cols="45"></textarea><br>
<input onclick="CopyText(this.form.txtSelect)"
value="Press to copy the highlighted text"