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Get Selected Value Of Dropdownlist

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If you have a select element that looks like this:





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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