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Get(ActiveSelectionSize)

Returns a number representing how many characters are selected.

Format 

Get ( ActiveSelectionSize )

Parameters 

None

Data type returned 

number

Originated in version 

7.0

Description 

If there is no selection in the active field, returns 0. If no field is active, returns nothing.

Notes 

In FileMaker WebDirect, this function is not supported and returns an empty string.

In FileMaker Go, this function may return an inaccurate value if the selected text is in a concealed edit box.

Example 1 

Returns 4 when 4 characters are selected.

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