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jQuery get selected item

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I have a form with a simple dropdown box.

I'm trying to use jQuery to get the value of the currently selected item.

I've tried,
var accountcode = $('select#accountdropdown').val();

var accountcode = $('select#accountdropdown:selected').val();

and a few other variations and no matter the change I still get only the first value in the drop down box even if it's not selected. For instance CODE1 will always be returned.



<select name="shippingdropdown" id="shippingdropdown" class="large-input">
<option value="CODE1">C1</option><
option value="CODE2">C2</option>
<option value="CODE3">C3</option>
</select>
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var accountcode = $('select#accountdropdown:selected').text();
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You need to work with change function and the val() of the select box. Try the following:

$('#shippingdropdown').change(function(){

       var get_the_selected_value=$(this).val();
       alert(get_the_selected_value);

    });
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