HTML DOM Option Object

Option Object

The Option object represents an HTML <option> element.

Access an Option Object

You can access an <option> element by using getElementById():

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

Tip: You can also access an Option object by searching through the elements collection of a form, or the options collection of a drop-down list.

Create an Option Object

You can create an <option> element by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("OPTION");

Option Object Properties

Property Description
defaultSelected Returns the default value of the selected attribute
disabled Sets or returns whether an option is disabled, or not
Returns a reference to the form that contains the option
index Sets or returns the index position of an option in a drop-down list
label Sets or returns the value of the label attribute of an option in a drop-down list
selected Sets or returns the selected state of an option
text Sets or returns the text of an option
value Sets or returns the value of an option to be sent to the server