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The selection is a reference to the currently selected text.

Syntax

the selection
selection()

Example

put empty into the selection -- deletes the selection

Use the selection keyword to get the currently selected text or to replace the selection.

Certain commands--in particular, the cut and copy commands--operate on the selected text.

Note: The selection keyword is implemented internally as a function and appears in the functionNames. However, unlike most functions, the selection > lets you put things into it, and behaves like a container rather than a function(control structure).

Use the selection keyword to get the currently selected text or to replace the selection.

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