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I have a drop-down box with a list of items, user selects from that list, clicks on a Submit button
and the item selected is appended to a text area. The following code works OK for a single list item,
but I'd like to allow the user to select multiple items (ctrl-click or shift-click) to add multiple items.
How can I modify my javascript code to do this?


      function add_users() {
        if (document.getElementById('to_text').value.length > 0)
          document.getElementById('to_text').value += ',';
        document.getElementById('to_text').value += document.getElementById("to_select").options[document.getElementById("to_select").selectedIndex].value;
      };


              <select id="to_select" size="5" multiple="multiple" name="add_tos[]">
              <?    // php code here to fetch items from database and loop
                        echo '<option>' . $row['firstname'] . ' ' . $row['lastname'] . ' &lt' . $row['email'] . '&gt</option>';
                ?>
              </select>
              <input id="add_button" type="button" value="Add" onClick="add_users();"/>
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function add_users() {
          for(var ii=0;ii<document.getElementById("to_select").options.length;ii++)
                  if(document.getElementById("to_select").options[ii].selected)
                  {
                       if (document.getElementById('to_text').value.length > 0)
                          document.getElementById('to_text').value += ',';
                       document.getElementById('to_text').value += document.getElementById("to_select").options[ii].value;
                  }
      };
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Bingo! Thank you.
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