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  • Last Updated : 31 Aug, 2022
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The Select form property in HTML DOM is used to return the reference to the form that contains the drop-down list. This property returns a form object on success otherwise (drop-down list is not in the form) returns NULL.


Return Value: A reference to the form element containing the drop-down list. If the drop-down list is not in a form, null is returned

Below program illustrates the Select form property in HTML DOM:
Example: This example uses Select form property to returns the id of the form containing the drop-down list. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM Select form Property
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact;">
        Select form Property
    <form id="Courses">
        Select your preferred course from the drop-down list:
        <select id="myCourses" autofocus>
            <option value="C++">c++</option>
            <option value="Placement">Placement</option>
            <option value="Java">Java</option>
            <option value="Python">Python</option>
        To return the id of the form the dropdown list
        belongs to, double-click the "Return ID" button.
    <button ondblclick="myGeeks()">
        Return ID
    <p id="GFG"></p>
        function myGeeks() {
        var d = document.getElementById("myCourses");
        document.getElementById("GFG").innerHTML = d;

Before Clicking the button: 

After Clicking the button: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Select form Property are listed below: 

  • Apple Safari 3 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above


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