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queryCommandValue method (document, TextRange, ...)

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Returns the actual value of the specified command.
If no value belongs to the specified command, the queryCommandValue method returns false.


object.queryCommandValue (commandIdentifier);
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.


Required. A case-insensitive string that specifies the name of the command. See command identifiers for more information.

Return value:

If no value belongs to the specified command, it returns false, else the returned value and its type depend on the specified command.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the queryCommandValue method:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetFont () {
            alert (document.queryCommandValue ('fontname'));
    <div contenteditable="true">
        <span style="font-family:arial;">Some text in Arial font.</span>
        <br />
        <span style="font-family:verdana;">Some text in Verdana font.</span>
    <br /><br />
    <button onclick="GetFont ();">Get the font name of the selected text!</button>
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