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Select name Property

Select Object Reference Select Object

Example

Return the value of the name attribute of a drop-down list:

var x = document.getElementById("mySelect").name;

The result of x will be:

selectName

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Definition and Usage

The name property sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a drop-down list.

The name attribute is used to identify form data after it has been submitted to the server, or to reference form data using JavaScript on the client side.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The name property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the name property:

selectObject.name

Set the name property:

selectObject.name=name

Property Values

Value Description
name Specifies the name of the drop-down list

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the name of the drop-down list


More Examples

Example

Change the value of the name attribute of a drop-down list:

document.getElementById("mySelect").name = "newName";

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <select> name attribute


Select Object Reference Select Object

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