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Option defaultSelected Property

Option Object Reference Option Object

Example

Check if the selected option is checked by default:

var x = document.getElementById("mySelect").selectedIndex;
var y = document.getElementsByTagName("option");
alert("Is " + y[x].text + " selected by default? " + y[x].defaultSelected);
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Definition and Usage

The defaultSelected property returns the default value of the selected attribute.

This property returns true if an option is selected by default, otherwise it returns false.

Note: If an option is selected by default, it is displayed first in the drop-down list.


Browser Support

Property
defaultSelected Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

optionObject.defaultSelected

Technical Details

Return Value: A Boolean, returns true if the option is selected by default, otherwise it returns false

Option Object Reference Option Object