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Returns a chunk expression describing the location of the text selection or insertion point (or caret or cursor).

Syntax:

selectedChunk

Examples:

the selectedChunk
put the selectedChunk into storedChunk

Use the selectedChunk function to determine which text is selected.

The return value reports the selected text: the startChar is the first character of the selection, and the endChar is the last character.

If no text is selected but the text insertion point is in a field, the startChar is the character after the insertion point, and the endChar is the character before the insertion point. In this case, the endChar is one less than the startChar.

#Example of selected text:
char 4 to 8 of field 1

#Example of NOT selected text, just blinking cursor: 
char 5 to 4 of field 1

If there is no insertion point or text selection, the selectedChunk function returns empty.

To get actual text that is selected, use the selectedText function.

See also: selectedField (function), selectedLine (function), selectedLoc (function), foundChunk (function), clickChunk (function), mouseChunk (function), selected (property), select

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