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jonas sabu
19 Mar 2012, 3:01 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to get the selected text within a HTML Editor to a String.
I have read that it can only be done using native javascript.
I have tried this (http://www.codetoad.com/javascript_get_selected_text.asp) but couldn't figure out how to get the selected text from the html editor.

What I have is (Underlined text is the selected text):
HTMLEditor editor = new HTMLEditor();
editor.setValue("Test phrase for selection Test);

What I want is:
String selection = editor.getSelection();
// selection should be = hrase fo

Anyone can help?

Thanks in advance

jonas sabu
2 Apr 2012, 3:46 PM
no one :(?

4 Apr 2012, 3:52 AM
jonas sabu (http://www.sencha.com/forum/member.php?238086-jonas-sabu) ,

First of all, text in HTML Editor is not normal text in any text area. It is a formatted text that has got div, b, i tags etc.
Maybe, you can access string between <u> and </u> tags. Get string from HTML Editor to Javascript variable, and parse it by u tags.