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HTML | DOM Select type Property

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  • Last Updated : 17 Aug, 2021
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The Select type property is used for returning the type of form element a drop-down list is. A drop-down list can be of two types, which are “select-one” or “select-multiple”.


Return Value: A String, representing the type of form element the drop-down list (<select> element) is

Below program illustrates the Select type property :
Example: Returning the type of form element a drop-down list is. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
      Select type Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
      Select type Property
  Select your preferred course from the drop-down list:
    <select name="Courses Titles" id="myCourses">
        <option value="C++">c++</option>
        <option value="Placement">Placement</option>
        <option value="Java">Java</option>
        <option value="Python">Python</option>
<p>To return the type of form element the
      dropdown list is,
      double-click the "Return Type" button.
    <button ondblclick="My_list()">
      Return Type
    <p id="test"></p>
        function My_list() {
            var d = document.getElementById("myCourses").type;
            document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = d;

Before clicking the button: 

After clicking the button: 

Supported Browsers: 

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


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