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TextDocument.Selection object



Prototype for TextDocument.Selection objects. Is a kind of Document.Selection.


You can create a selection of a whole text document content this way (in this case, the content of the left side):

var selection = new TextDocument.Selection (my_doc.contents.left);

You can create a partial selection of a text document content this way:

var selection = new TextDocument.Selection (my_doc.contents.left, LinearRange (start, length));


content. TextDocument.Content object. Content to be selected.
range. LinearRange object. Range of content to be selected. If the value for this parameter is omitted, the whole content is selected.

Property Of

TextDocument object.

Implemented In

ECMerge 2.1


TextDocument.Selection object defines a portion of text within a given content (and as such a given side/role for the comparison). Selections are used in several places to edit and retrieve text.


Property Description
range LinearRange object. Range of text contained by the selection.



 none specific.


Example 1.

Obtaining the text of the current selection in current view:

var sel = current_frame.coordinator.current_view.clone_selection();
alert ( "The text in the selection is:" + current_frame.coordinator.document.content[current_frame.coordinator.current_view.role].get_text(sel) );

See Also 

Document.Selection object, TextDocument.Content object,  TextDocument.View object.