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Get selected text from a drop-down list (select box) using jQuery

Posted by: admin November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

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How can I get a drop-down list selected text in jQuery, not using the selected value?

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$("#yourdropdownid option:selected").text();

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Try this:

$("#myselect :selected").text();

For an ASP.NET dropdown you can use the following selector:

$("[id*='MyDropDownId'] :selected")

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The answers posted here, for example,

$('#yourdropdownid option:selected').text();

didn’t work for me, but this did:

$('#yourdropdownid').find('option:selected').text();

It is possibly an older version of jQuery.

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If you already have the dropdownlist available in a variable, this is what works for me:

$("option:selected", myVar).text()

The other answers on this question helped me, but ultimately the jQuery forum thread $(this + “option:selected”).attr(“rel”) option selected is not working in IE helped the most.

Update: fixed the above link

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$("option:selected", $("#TipoRecorde")).text()

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$("#DropDownID").val() will give the selected index value.

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This works for me:

$('#yourdropdownid').find('option:selected').text();

jQuery version: 1.9.1

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For the text of the selected item, use:

$('select[name="thegivenname"] option:selected').text();

For the value of the selected item, use:

$('select[name="thegivenname"] option:selected').val();

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This works for me

$("#dropdownid").change(function() {
    alert($(this).find("option:selected").text());
});

If the element created dynamically

$(document).on("change", "#dropdownid", function() {
    alert($(this).find("option:selected").text());
});

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Various ways

1. $("#myselect option:selected").text();

2. $("#myselect :selected").text();

3. $("#myselect").children(":selected").text();

4. $("#myselect").find(":selected").text();

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$("#dropdownID").change(function(){
  alert($('option:selected', $(this)).text());
});

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var someName = "Test";

$("#<%= ddltest.ClientID %>").each(function () {
    $('option', this).each(function () {
        if ($(this).text().toLowerCase() == someName) {
            $(this).attr('selected', 'selected')
        };
    });
});

That will help you to get right direction. Above code is fully tested if you need further help let me know.

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For those who are using SharePoint lists and don’t want to use the long generated id, this will work:

var e = $('select[title="IntenalFieldName"] option:selected').text();

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 $("#selectID option:selected").text();

Instead of #selectID you can use any jQuery selector, like .selectClass using class.

As mentioned in the documentation here.

The :selected selector works for <option> elements. It does not work for checkboxes or radio inputs; use :checked for them.

.text() As per the documentation here.

Get the combined text contents of each element in the set of matched elements, including their descendants.

So you can take text from any HTML element using the .text() method.

Refer the documentation for a deeper explanation.

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Please use this

var listbox = document.getElementById("yourdropdownid");
var selIndex = listbox.selectedIndex;
var selValue = listbox.options[selIndex].value;
var selText = listbox.options[selIndex].text;   

Then Please alert “selValue” and “selText”. You get your selected dropdown value and text

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$("select[id=yourDropdownid] option:selected").text()

This works fine

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$('#id').find('option:selected').text();

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For getting selected value use

$('#dropDownId').val();

and for getting selected item text use this line:

$("#dropDownId option:selected").text();

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Select Text and selected value on dropdown/select change event in jQuery

$("#yourdropdownid").change(function() {
    console.log($("option:selected", this).text()); //text
    console.log($(this).val()); //value
})

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Use:

('#yourdropdownid').find(':selected').text();

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This work for me:

$("#city :selected").text();

I’m using jQuery 1.10.2

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the following worked for me:

$.trim($('#dropdownId option:selected').html())

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In sibling case

<a class="uibutton confirm addClient" href="javascript:void(0);">ADD Client</a>
<input type="text" placeholder="Enter client name" style="margin: 5px;float: right" class="clientsearch large" />
<select class="mychzn-select clientList">
  <option value="">Select Client name....</option>
  <option value="1">abc</option>
</select>


 /*jQuery*/
 $(this).siblings('select').children(':selected').text()

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$(function () {
  alert('.val() = ' + $('#selectnumber').val() + '  AND  html() = ' + $('#selectnumber option:selected').html() + '  AND .text() = ' + $('#selectnumber option:selected').text());
});
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <head runat="server">
    <title></title>

  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <div>
        <select id="selectnumber">
          <option value="1">one</option>
          <option value="2">two</option>
          <option value="3">three</option>
          <option value="4">four</option>
        </select>

      </div>
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Click to see OutPut Screen

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var e = document.getElementById("dropDownId");
var div = e.options[e.selectedIndex].text;

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Try:

$var = jQuery("#dropdownid option:selected").val();
   alert ($var);

Or to get the text of the option, use text():

$var = jQuery("#dropdownid option:selected").text();
   alert ($var);

More Info:

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If you want the result as a list, then use:

x=[];
$("#list_id").children(':selected').each(function(){x.push($(this).text());})