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Queries text of current selection.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 5.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "WebView.SelectedText"; WebViewerRef { ; Formatted } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function.
Formatted Optional for Mac. If 1, tries to get text with formatting. 1 Optional


Returns text or error.


Queries text of current selection.
If you put this in a button, the focus may leave WebViewer and selection is lost. In a menu it works better.

See also WebView.GetPlainText, WebView.GetHTMLText and WebView.GetFormattedText.


Query plain text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetPlainText"; "web")

Query html text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetHTMLText"; "web")

Query formatted text from WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.GetFormattedText"; "web")

Query selected text:

MBS("WebView.SelectedText"; "web")

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

This function checks for a license.

Created 28th January 2015, last changed 4th November 2021

WebView.SelectAll - WebView.SendCommand