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  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2021
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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.
Syntax: 
For returning the value property: 
 

selectObject.value

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.

Return Value : A String, representing the value of the value attribute of an <option> element in the drop-down list. If the drop-down list allows multiple selections, the first selected option is returned. If there are no selected options, nothing is returned.

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

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
      Select value Property in HTML
  </title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
         
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
         
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
 
    <h1>
      GeeksforGeeks
  </h1>
    <h2>
      Select value Property
  </h2>
    <br>
  Select your preferred course from the drop-down list:
    <br>
 
    <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>
    </select>
 
     
<p>
      To return a selected course from the dropdown list,
      double-click the "Select" button.
  </p>
 
 
    <button ondblclick="My_list()">
      Select
  </button>
 
    <script>
        function My_list() {
            document.getElementById(
              "myCourses").value = "Python";
        }
    </script>
 
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 
Before clicking the button: 
 

After clicking the button: 
 

Supported Browsers: 
 

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

 


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