data-win-selectable has no effect RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everybody,

    so I've created a standard blank application and added the following html code:

    <p id="para1" data-win-selectable="true">
            Some demo text...

    However, I'm not able to select the text. Not in the simulator, not on my machine. Mouse pointer also stays the same (an arrow). What am I doing wrong? Sorry, if it's a real stupid question… thanks!
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:29 PM


  • The documentation is out of date.  See this guide at the top of the forum (it is a sticky post) for the correct attribute:

    Migrating Windows 8 Developer Preview code to Consumer Preview

    Basically you do something similar to this in your style sheet:

        -ms-user-select: element;
        cursor: text;


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:07 PM