How To Get DropDownList Selected Value using JQuery

You have a ASP.NET DropDownList control on page and you want to get selected item value 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 value from the above DropDownList control.

var countryId = $("#DropDownList1 option:selected").val();



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