How can I get the selected value of a drop-down list with jQuery?

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With jQuery, it’s easy to get selected text from a drop-down list. This is done using the select id. To change the selected value of a drop-down list, use the val() method.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to change the selected value of a drop-down list. Here, we have a default select option first, but the alert shows the second option, which have been changed using the val method():

Live Demo

<html>

   <head>
      <title>jQuery Selector</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
   
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
           $("#button1").click(function(){
              $("#myselection").val('2');
                 alert( $("#myselection option:selected").text() );
            });
         });
   </script>
   </head>
   
   <body>

      <div>
        <p>The selected value:</p>
        <select id="myselection">
          <option value="1">First</option>
          <option value="2">Second</option>
          <option value="3">Third</option>
        </select>
      </div>
     <button id="button1">Click</button>

   </body>
</html>
raja
Published on 17-Dec-2017 19:45:57
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