jQuery dropdownlist Get/Set Value: Get and set drop-down box selected value. In web pages while form submission many time we commonly use drop-down list, this post explains how to get / fetch dropdown list selected value. In jQuery we get drop-down list selected by using .`val()` method. The .val() method is primarily used to get the values of form elements such as input, select and text area.
Description: Get the current value of the first element in the set of matched elements.
jQuery: Here using .val() method jQuery select value of selected dropdownlist value.
<select id="myDlist"> <option value="1">one</option> <option value="2">two</option> <option value="3">three</option> <option value="4">four</option> </select>
Another easier way, jQuery get select value
// Get the value from a dropdown select $('#myDlist option:selected').val();
// Get the value from a dropdown select even easier $('#myDlist').val();
jQuery Code: Set dropdown list select option by value.
Above code will set the dropdown list value 4 as selected.
Conclusion: Here using jQuery .val() we able to get dropdownlist selected value. Also using .val() we able to set dropdown list value.
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