Getting the text from a drop-down box

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Hi MindStickians!

This gets the value of whatever is selected in my dropdown menu.

document.getElementById('newSkill').value

For those not sure, here's the HTML for a drop down box.

<select name="newSkill" id="newSkill">
    <option value="1">A skill</option>
    <option value="2">Another skill</option>
    <option value="3">Yet another skill</option>
</select>

Thanks in advance

  1. Re: Getting the text from a drop-down box

    Hi John!

    For getting the text from a drop-down box as below

    var skillsSelect = document.getElementById("newSkill");
    var selectedText = skillsSelect.options[skillsSelect.selectedIndex].text;

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