HTML | DOM Select value Property

The Select value property is used for setting or returning the value of the selected option in a drop-down list.
The Select value property returns the first selected option if the drop-down list allows multiple selections, otherwise, if there are no selected options, nothing is returned.

For returning the value property:


For setting the value property:

selectObject.value = value

Property Values

  • value: It is used to specify the value of an <option> element in a drop-down list that should get selected.

Below program illustrates the Select value property :
Example: Changing the selected course to “python”.





<!DOCTYPE html>
      Select value Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
      Select value 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>
      To return a selected course from the dropdown list,
      double-click the "Select" button.
    <button ondblclick="My_list()">
        function My_list() {
              "myCourses").value = "Python";


Before clicking the button:

After clicking the button:

Supported Browsers:

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

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