HTML | DOM Select multiple Property

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


My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using or mail your article to See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Article Tags :
Practice Tags :

Be the First to upvote.

Please write to us at to report any issue with the above content.