Learn how to get the value of a select option using jQuery


This post explains you how to get the value of the selected option from the select box using jQuery.

Its pretty simple in jQuery, Look at the below syntax:

$('#yourselectboxid :selected').val()

the above one line of code will give you the selected value.

For your convenience i have written a demo snippet below:

<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.js"></script>
alert($('#selectnumber :selected').val());
<select id="selectnumber">
<option value="one">one</option>
<option value="two">two</option>
<option value="three">three</option>

Copy and paste the above script and test it yourself!

Also Click here to see how to get the text of a select option using jquery

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