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Get Selected Value Of Dropdownlist

12.26.2011
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        If you have a select element that looks like this:

<select id="ddlViewBy">
<option value="1">test1</option>
<option value="2" selected="selected">test2</option>
<option value="3">test3</option>
</select>

Running this code:
var e = document.getElementById("ddlViewBy");
var strUser = e.options[e.selectedIndex].value;

Would make strUser be 2. If what you actually want is test2, then do this:
var e = document.getElementById("ddlViewBy");
var strUser = e.options[e.selectedIndex].text;
Which would make strUser be test2

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