How to get the user selected text from a WebBrowser control

Posted: 09/23/2014

Here’s a snippet to get the selected text from the WebBrowser control. Your project will need a reference to the Microsoft HTML Object Library (mshtml).

Dim doc As mshtml.IHTMLDocument2 = WebBrowser1.Document.DomDocument
Dim currentSelection As mshtml.IHTMLSelectionObject = doc.selection
If currentSelection IsNot Nothing Then
    Dim range As mshtml.IHTMLTxtRange = currentSelection.createRange
    If range IsNot Nothing Then
    End If
End If