Is it possible to select text boxes with JavaScript?

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentObject Oriented Programming

Yes, select text box with JavaScript using the select() method. At first, let us create an input text −

Enter your Name:<input type="text" id="txtName" value="John">
<br>
<button type="button" onclick="check()">Select Text Box</button>

Now, let us select the text box on button click −

Example

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initialscale=1.0">
<title>Document</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
Enter your Name:<input type="text" id="txtName" value="John">
<br>
<button type="button" onclick="check()">Select Text Box</button>
<script>
   function check(){
      document.getElementById("txtName").select();
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

To run the above program, save the file name “anyName.html(index.html)” and right click on the file. Select the option “Open with Live Server” in VS Code editor.

Output

This will produce the following output −

When you click the button “Select Text Box”, it will select the text box. This will produce the following output −

raja
Published on 03-Sep-2020 07:06:40
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