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Get the value and text of dropdown selected, using javascript

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Hi,
I have dropdown,

<asp:dropdownlist id="Lst_Town" runat="server" onchange="fillCountry(this.selectedIndex);" ></asp:dropdownlist>

The dropdown is assigned as follwoing,
DataTextField of dropdown is = "Name"
DataValueField of dropdown is = "Name_Id"


In the dropdown i call a javascript function fillCountry()

function fillCountry(selInd)
{
    // here i want to do something like this...
 alert(Lst_Town.Text);
 alert(Lst_Town.Value);
}

On the whole, when the user select the dropdown, i want to alert, to show the selected value and the selected text.

Urgent,

Thanks.
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Question by:srk1982
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Try,

strCountry=Lst_Town.SelectedItem.Value;
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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function fillCountry(selInd)
{
    // here i want to do something like this...
 alert(Lst_Town.SelectedItem.Text);
 alert(Lst_Town.SelectedItem.Value);
}
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Pratima Pharande earned 750 total points
ID: 21819719
Replace frmPreferences with your form name

function fillCountry(selInd)
{
    // here i want to do something like this...
      var w = document.frmPreferences.Lst_Town.options[document.frmPreferences.Lst_Town.selectedIndex].value;
var selected_text = document.frmPreferences.Lst_Town.options[document.frmPreferences.Lst_Town.selectedIndex].text;
alert(w);
alert(selected_text);
}
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by:Om Prakash
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Please check the example
//To get value
var myvalue = document.frm1.ddl.options[document.frm1.ddl.selectedIndex].value;
alert(myvalue);

//To get Text
var mytext = document.frm1.ddl.options[document.frm1.ddl.selectedIndex].text;
alert(mytext);

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