How To Get DropDownList Selected Text using JQuery

You have a ASP.NET DropDownList control on page and you want to get its selected text using JQuery. You can using following code snippet.

Here is the code for DropDownList control.

<asp:DropDownList ID="DropDownList1" runat="server" >
   <asp:ListItem Value="1">Germany</asp:ListItem>
   <asp:ListItem Value="2">France</asp:ListItem>
   <asp:ListItem Value="3">Brazil</asp:ListItem>

Following JQuery code snippet will give you selected country name from the above DropDownList control.

var country = $("#DropDownList1 option:selected").text();



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Sourav Basak
  • 02 October 2015

jQuery select elements typically have two values which you want to access. First thing is that there is the value that you can get i.e. $( "#selectID" ).val(); And the second thing is the text value of the select box. $("#selectID option:selected").text(); For more:

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