jQuery Get Selected Option From Dropdown

Issue

Usually I use $("#id").val() to return the value of the selected option, but this time it doesn’t work.
The selected tag has the id aioConceptName

html code

<label>Name</label>
<input type="text" name="name" />
<select id="aioConceptName">
    <option>choose io</option>
    <option>roma</option>
    <option>totti</option>
</select>

Solution

For dropdown options you probably want something like this:

var conceptName = $('#aioConceptName').find(":selected").text();

The reason val() doesn’t do the trick is because clicking an option doesn’t change the value of the dropdown–it just adds the :selected property to the selected option which is a child of the dropdown.

Answered By – Elliot Bonneville

Answer Checked By – Terry (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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