View Full Version : how to insert text in a text area depending on the cursor position

07-10-2002, 03:35 PM
I hope the subject is clear...
I would like to insert a selected item value of a combo at the position where the focus is in a textarea (so, not at the end) that already contains text.

07-10-2002, 06:48 PM
Say you have insertValue equal to the string you want to insert.

In recent builds of Mozilla, you can go like:

refToTextArea.value = refToTextArea.value.substr(0, refToTextArea.selectionStart) + insertValue + refToTextArea.value.substring(refToTextArea.selectionStart);

Not sure exactly the methods to do it in IE, but it involves the TextRange() object... somebody else here should know how.