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List.select()


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 9.6.0

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List.select()

From v9.6.0, the List.select() operator allows the document's current (UI) focus to be shifted, to use the item(s)m defined in List. The List may be a literal string, or the value of an attribute or variable.

[/Note A;/Note B].select(); 

$MyList.select(); 

vItems.select(); 

This specialist operator assist in the scenario where, whilst running action code, it is necessary to change the selection such that the locus of 'this' changes. Some action code operators only address the currently selected item(s). The select(scope) operator allows the selection to be changed on the fly without the user having to do so via the UI.

Because using select without arguments has a distinct and different function is it listed separately: select().