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

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How can I get the selected text (not the selected value) from a drop-down list in jQuery?

May 27 in Java by Edureka
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Select elements typically have two values that you want to access. First there's the value to be sent to the server, which is easy:

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$( "#myselect" ).val();

// => 1

The second is the text value of the select. For example, using the following select box:

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<select id="myselect">

<option value="1">Mr</option>

<option value="2">Mrs</option>

<option value="3">Ms</option>

<option value="4">Dr</option>

<option value="5">Prof</option>

</select>

If you wanted to get the string "Mr" if the first option was selected (instead of just "1") you would do that in the following way:

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

// => "Mr"
answered May 30 by gaurav
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