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Option label Property

❮ Option Object

Example

Change the label value of an option in a drop-down list:

document.getElementById("myOption").label = "newLabel";
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Definition and Usage

The label property sets or returns the value of the label attribute in an option in a drop-down list.

The label attribute specifies a shorter version of an option.

The shorter version will be displayed in the drop-down list.


Browser Support

Property
label Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Note: It is not possible to set the label property in Firefox (only return).


Syntax

Return the label property:

optionObject.label

Set the label property:

optionObject.label = text

Property Values

Value Description
text Specifies a shorter version for the option


Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the label of the option in the drop-down list. If the label attribute is not specified, it will return the <option> element's text content instead (same as the text property)

More Examples

Example

Return the label value of an option in a drop-down list:

var x = document.getElementById("myOption").label;
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Example

Alert the label value of the selected option in a drop-down list:

var x = document.getElementById("mySelect").selectedIndex;
alert(document.getElementsByTagName("option")[x].label);
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <option> label attribute


❮ Option Object