Get cursor postion in characters in textarea - Javascript

How can I get the current cursor position in textbox / textarea by using Javascript function ?
19 Dec 2019 at 07:14 PM
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To get the current cursor position in Javascript, you can use this solution:


function cursorPosition() {
var content = document.getElementById('text');
var position = content.selectionStart;
else {
return false;


<textarea id='text' style='width: 300px; height: 150px;' ></textarea>
<br />
<a href='javascript:void(0);' onClick='javascript: cursorPosition();' >Get cursor position</a>
<br />
<div id='pos'></div>

The function may not be supported in all browsers, but it works in the "relevant ones".

22 Dec 2019 at 03:23 PM
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