JavaScript document.createRange() Method

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JavaScript document.createRange() Method

The document.createRange() method returns a new Range object.

Note: Once a Range is created, you need to set its boundary points before you can make use of most of its methods.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p id="point">Click the button to remove this content.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Remove content</button> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); function myFunction(){ var range = document.createRange(); range.selectNodeContents(x); range.deleteContents(); } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

ObjectReturns a new Range object.

Deleting First Character

In the following example, we will delete the first character in the paragraph whenever the button is clicked.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p id="point">Delete the first character from this paragraph.</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementById("point"); function myFunction() { var textNode = x.firstChild; if( > 1) { var range = document.createRange(); range.setStart (textNode, 0); range.setEnd (textNode, 1); range.deleteContents(); } } </script> </body> </html>


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