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Select and Get the Current Word and Paragraph in JavaScript DocumentEditor control

24 May 2022 / 2 minutes to read

You can get the current word or paragraph content from the JavaScript Document Editor component as plain text and SFDT (rich text).

Select and get the word in current cursor position

You can use selectCurrentWord API in selection module to select the current word at cursor position and use text API to get the selected content as plain text from JavaScript Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to select and get the current word as plain text.

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import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
// To select the current word in document
container.documentEditor.selection.selectCurrentWord();

// To get the selected content as text
 let selectedContent: string = container.documentEditor.selection.text;

To get the bookmark content as SFDT (rich text), please check this link

Select and get the paragraph in current cursor position

You can use selectParagraph API in selection module to select the current paragraph at cursor position and use text API or sfdt API to get the selected content as plain text or SFDT from JavaScript Document Editor component.

The following example code illustrates how to select and get the current paragraph as SFDT.

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import { DocumentEditorContainer, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-documenteditor';

DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(Toolbar);

let container: DocumentEditorContainer = new DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true, height: '590px' });

container.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';

container.appendTo('#container');
// To insert text in cursor position
container.documentEditor.editor.insertText('Document editor');
// To select the current paragraph in document
container.documentEditor.selection.selectParagraph();

// To get the selected content as SFDT
 let selectedContent: string = container.documentEditor.selection.sfdt;