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Select Content Button

Post by Base on July 18th 2011, 5:46 pm

Select Content Button

Hello Forumotion members,

In this tutorial, you will discover how to put a 'Select Content' button for every code box as seen on this forum. This tutorial is compatible for all forum versions.

An example of the 'Select Content' button as seen on this forum:

Clicking it will automatically select the contents of the code box:

Step 1:
Navigate to...
Administration Panel → Modules Tab → Javascript codes management → Create a new javascript

Step 2:
Call it whatever you like and set its placement to all pages.

Step 3:
Once you have done that, you will need to add the following code into 'Javascript Code' field :

    function selectCode(e) {
        var doc = document
            , text = $(e).closest("dl").find(".cont_code,code").get(0)
            , range, selection
        if (doc.body.createTextRange) {
            range = document.body.createTextRange();
        } else if (window.getSelection) {
            selection = window.getSelection();        
            range = document.createRange();
    $(function(){$("dl.codebox:not(.spoiler,.hidecode)  > dd.code, dl.codebox:not(.spoiler,.hidecode)  > dd > code").closest("dl").find('dt').append('<span onClick="selectCode(this)" class="selectCode">Select Content</span>')});

Step 4 :
Go to  Administration Panel > Display > Colors > CSS stylesheet

Add the following to your stylesheet to style the select content button and submit :
.selectCode { float:right; text-transform: uppercase; cursor:pointer; }
div.cont_code { clear: right; }

If you have done all the steps correctly then you should have a fully functioning 'Select Content' button appearing for every code box. Wink


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Re: Select Content Button

Post by SLGray on April 25th 2017, 8:48 pm

The JavaScript has been updated since an issue with Chrome and Firefox.  You need to update your JavaScript if you are using it.

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