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HTML | DOM Select multiple Property

  • Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2021

The Select multiple property in HTML DOM is used to set or return whether more than one option can be selected from a drop-down list or not. It returns true if multiple selection in the drop-down list is enabled, otherwise returns false.


  • It returns the select multiple property.
  • It is used to set select multiple property.
    selectObject.multiple = true|false

Property Values: It contains two values either true or false which is used to specify whether multiple selection in the drop-down list is enabled or not.

Below program illustrates the Select multiple property in HTML DOM:

Example: This example uses Select multiple property to allow multiple selection in a drop-down list.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML DOM Select multiple Property
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
    <h2 style="font-family: Impact;">
        Select multiple Property
    Select your preferred course from the drop-down list:<br>
    <select id="myCourses" size="4">
        <option value="C++">c++</option>
        <option value="Placement">Placement</option>
        <option value="Java">Java</option>
        <option value="Python">Python</option>
        To enable multiple selection, double-click the
        "Enable Multiple Selection" button.
    <button ondblclick="myGeeks()">
        Enable Multiple Selection
    <p id="GFG"></p>
        function myGeeks() {
                    = true;
                    = "Multiple options can be selected now"
                    + " from the drop down list.";

Before Clicking the button:

After Clicking the button:

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

  • Apple Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

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