Solved

jQuery - Problems checking text for acquired "selected" drop down option.

Posted on 2008-10-17
1
1,783 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
I have managed to grab the text of a selected option from a drop down, but when I assign that value to a variable and run it through a conditional statement it doesn't work.  I run a "alert ( variable )" to see what value was assigned to the variable and see that it does obtain one of the conditions "true".  But an odd thing is that the "alert" window puts the text all the way to the right (SEE ATTACHED FILE) of a screen shot of what I mean.

Details:
- Drop down with: class="choice"
- Drop down contains to options: "Someone Else" and "Me" as your two choices
- By default the drop down has "Me" selected. I need to see when the drop down changes (.change(function()) if "Someone Else" was selected.

NOTE: I have an alert ( ) there to return what is in the variable so I can see myself and it always returns blank.

Here is my attempted code:

<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery.noConflict();

   jQuery(document).ready(function(){

      jQuery(".optional-field").hide();

      jQuery(".warning").hide();

          

  jQuery(".choice").change(function() {

   var choice = jQuery(".choice option:selected").text();

   alert (choice);

 

      if (choice == 'Me') {

         jQuery(".optional-field").hide();

         jQuery(".warning").hide('slow');

      } else if (choice == 'Someone Else') {

         jQuery(".optional-field").show('slow');

         jQuery(".warning").show('slow');

      }

   });

});

 

</script>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:pghtech
1 Comment
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
sh0e earned 125 total points
ID: 22743286

<script src="jquery.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery.noConflict();

   jQuery(document).ready(function(){

      jQuery(".optional-field").hide();

      jQuery(".warning").hide();

          

  jQuery(".choice").change(function() {

   var choice = jQuery(".choice option:selected").text();

   alert (choice);

 

      if (choice == 'Me') {

         jQuery(".optional-field").hide();

         jQuery(".warning").hide('slow');

      } else if (choice == 'Someone Else') {

         jQuery(".optional-field").show('slow');

         jQuery(".warning").show('slow');

      }

   });

});

 

</script>

<form>

<select class="choice">

<option value="volvo">Me</option>

<option value="saab">Someone Else</option>

</select>

</form>

<div class="optional-field">optional-field</div>

<div class="warning">warning</div>

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Select2 jquery help 9 74
jQuery UI required not working in safari 9 21
combining jquery scripts 3 20
How to change pointer icon to hand icon on mouseover 2 17
I found this questions asking how to do this in many different forums, so I will describe here how to implement a solution using PHP and AJAX. The logical flow for the problem should be: Write an event handler for the first drop down box to get …
How to build a simple, quick and effective accordion menu using just 15 lines of jQuery and 2 css classes
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

948 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now