Posted By: Phairoh
I have a drop-down list with known values. What I’m trying to do is set the drop down list to a particular value that I know exists using jQuery.
ddl = document.getElementById("ID of element goes here"); ddl.value = 2; // 2 being the value I want to set it too.
However, I need to do this with jQuery, because I’m using a CSS class for my selector (stupid ASP.NET client ids…).
Here are a few things I’ve tried:
$("._statusDDL").val(2); // Doesn't find 2 as a value. $("._statusDDL").children("option").val(2) // Also failed.
How can I do it with jQuery?
So as it turns out, I had it right the first time with:
When I put an alert just above it works fine, but when I remove the alert and let it run at full speed, I get the error
Could not set the selected property. Invalid Index
I’m not sure if it’s a bug with jQuery or Internet Explorer 6 (I’m guessing Internet Explorer 6), but it’s terribly annoying.
jQuery’s documentation states:
[jQuery.val] checks, or selects, all the radio buttons, checkboxes, and select options that match the set of values.
This behavior is in
1.2 and above.
You most likely want this: