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Make a drop down option bold or blue or both using JavaScript

Posted on 2005-03-18
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Because I don't know how to make the default option bold or blue, I used the word "(Default)" at the end of it, and this works, but it would look so much nicer if it were either bold or blue.
Here's my code:

if(arrOptions[0].text){
     arrOptions[0].text = arrOptions[0].text + " (Default)";
     //arrOptions[0].text = arrOptions[0].text.style.color = "blue";
     //arrOptions[0].text = arrOptions[0].text.font-style = "bold";
}
         
I cannot use HTML, I need the code to be in JavaScript, so I can include it in the if statement above.  Can anyone help me, make the default option (the first option) for my drop down menus (there's about 15 of them) be bold, or the color blue?  That way it will stand out...  I only need this default option to be bold, that way when they click the arrow to select an option they know right away which one was the default option.  This is very important, so important that if I cannot figure it out, I have to add the word ("Default") at the end.  But this takes up a lot of space, it stretches out the drop down menu which barely fits on the page as it is (becasue they're aligned one next to the other)...
It would be a great help if you could help me out with this.  I already asked this question like 3 times, but everyone is replying on how to do this using HTML, but that doesn't help me...It's because I'm not using HTML to code this, I'm just embdding it in my JavaScript:
Here's the rest of my code(I'm inluding this to show you why I cannot use HTML):

for(j = 0; j < arrOptions.length; ++j)
{

if((pvalue==""&&j==0)||(pvalue==(arrOptions[j].value+""))){
dselected = "selected='true'"
} else if((pvalue != "*") && (pvalue != "z")){
arrOptions[arrOptions.length-1].text = pvalue;
arrOptions[arrOptions.length-1].value = pvalue;
}

var firstDefaultVal = arrOptions[0].value;

if(arrOptions[0].text){
arrOptions[0].text = arrOptions[0].text + " (Default)";
}


strOption = strOption + "<option "+dselected+" value='"+ arrOptions[j].value + "'>"+ arrOptions[j].text + "</option>"+ vbCRLF;

dselected = "";
}

var psize= "1";
if(iname.length>3) psize=iname.substring(3,iname.length)+"";

i_properties = "<table><tr><td><span id = 'dst'><input type=hidden name='hiddst|"+pname +"' value='"+ pname+ "'><select" + styleclassName +" size='"+ psize +"'  name='" + pname + "' id='" + pname + "'>" +  strOption + " </select></span></td><br>";

i_properties += "<td><input type='BUTTON' name='btnAdd' id='btnAdd' onClick = 'javascript:addOption("+"\""+pname+"\""+");'  value='&nbsp;Add&nbsp;' style = 'display : block; background : #CCCCCC; border-width : 1px; border-color : #000000; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-FAMILY: sans-serif; CURSOR: hand;'></td>";

i_properties += "</tr></table>";
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by:archrajan
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try this
if(arrOptions[0].text){
arrOptions[0].text = arrOptions[0].text + " (Default)";
arrOptions[0].style.color = "blue";
}
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by:Angie532
ID: 13577364
Didn't work.  
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GwynforWeb earned 2000 total points
ID: 13577445
<select size="1" id="sel">
  <option value="0">Text1 </option>
  <option value="11">Text2 </option>
  <option value="92">Text3 </option>
  <option value="53">Text4 </option>
</select>
 
<script>
 document.getElementById('sel').options[0].text+=" (default)"
 document.getElementById('sel').options[0].style.color="red"
</script>
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by:Angie532
ID: 13578109
It worked only I have like 15 drop down menus, now I have to put this in a loop...But thank you...One part of it is working...
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