Android – How to get selected text from edittext in android


I have a edittext in which some text are selected . I want to get only selected text from edittext on click of button .

Please suggest me usable link or sample code.

Best Solution

EditText et=(EditText)findViewById(;

int startSelection=et.getSelectionStart();
int endSelection=et.getSelectionEnd();

String selectedText = et.getText().toString().substring(startSelection, endSelection);