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Prototype Form.Element getValue() Method

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This method returns the current value of a form control. A string is returned for most controls; only multiple select boxes return an array of values. The global shortcut for this method is $F().



Return Value :


Following is the example to show how a control receives focus:

<title>Prototype examples</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 

function showResult()
   var value = $('age').getValue();
   alert("Returned value is : " + value );



  <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
  <br />

  <form id="example" action="#" onsubmit="return false">
  <fieldset><legend>User info</legend>
  <div><label for="username">Username:</label> 
  <input name="username" id="username" value="Sai" type="text">
  <div><label for="age">Age:</label> 
  <input name="age" id="age" value="23" size="3" type="text">
  <div><label for="hobbies">Your hobbies :</label>
  <select name="hobbies" id="hobbies" multiple="multiple">

  <br />
  <input type="button" value="Toggle" onclick="showResult();"/>


To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.

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