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How To Click and Highlight Text in ASP.NET TextBox using jQuery

Why we use this ?

  • The highlight feature could be used in a scenario where this is a frequent requirement to copy and paste text. The technique shown here saves the user an extra step to first select the text and then copy

Following  code which helps us for select text in a text box control in using jquery

Jquery Code snippet

<script type="text/javascript" src="Scripts/jquery-1.8.2.js"></script> <!-- call jquery file or library into page --->
        $(document).ready(function() {  // this is a function which is called by browser when it loads a webpage

            $('[id$="TT_TextBox1"]').click(function () { // get TextBox object, trigger it's click event and call anonymous function
                $(this).focus().select(); // call this functions and highlight the text inside TextBox control


ASP.NET Code snippet

<!--- Following is the code which renders textBox and a label control on browser-->
<asp:Label runat="server" Text="Click in the text box to select all the text automatically"></asp:Label>
        <asp:TextBox ID="TT_TextBox1" runat="server" Text="Click Here to Select Text" />

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