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Posted on 2012-04-11
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When a user selects an option from a multiple select dropdown, I'd like beside it or above it to list what has been selected. Alternatively, I'd like to hide it when it is "unselected". Is this possible?

<select name="requestorName" multiple="multiple">
    				
                		<option value="015339">Andrusyszyn, Lawrence</option>
                	
                		<option value="002816">Bailey, Lisa</option>
                	
                		<option value="004723">Baylor, Becke</option>
                	
                		<option value="014398">Brigida, Arthur</option>
                	
                		<option value="013670">Brown, Alicia</option>
                	
                		<option value="014136">Campbell, Christiana</option>
                	
                		<option value="015750">Cannon, Nina</option>
                	
                		<option value="015760">Castonguay, William</option>
                	
                		<option value="003553">Cooper, Donna</option>
                	
                		<option value="015535">Donovan, Brian</option>
                	
                		<option value="009813">Dries, Paul</option>
                	
                		<option value="016827">Echeverria, Patricia</option>
                	
                		<option value="009977">Enichen, Don</option>
                	
                		<option value="004161">Eubanks, Carol</option>
                	
                		<option value="003602">Eubanks, Linda</option>
                	
                		<option value="003090">Faucette, David</option>
                	
                		<option value="018604">Forrester, Tammy</option>
                	
                		<option value="000987">Fuller, Joyce</option>
                	
                		<option value="003196">Gilliland, Lisa</option>
                	
                		<option value="014545">Goldberg, Barbara</option>
                	
                		<option value="019188">Hepler, Eric</option>
                	
                		<option value="016238">Keyes, Ann</option>
                	
                		<option value="009924">Lee, Sarah</option>
                	
                		<option value="010588">Lilje, Jennifer</option>
                	
                		<option value="019495">Morales, Jason</option>
                	
                		<option value="019701">Odom, Jeffrey</option>
                	
                		<option value="019801">Olale, Linda</option>
                	
                		<option value="000943">Parker, Carolyn</option>
                	
                		<option value="016401">Passwaters, Stacey</option>
                	
                		<option value="013250">Perry, Lisa</option>
                	
                		<option value="012366">Ranghel, Susana</option>
                	
                		<option value="004194">Rodrigues, Claire</option>
                	
                		<option value="019640">Sanchez, Diana Perez</option>
                	
                		<option value="014160">Sattar, Abrar</option>
                	
                		<option value="016398">Scott, Jeffrey</option>
                	
                		<option value="015632">Sheets, Robin</option>
                	
                		<option value="019663">Smith, Jackie</option>
                	
                		<option value="010143">Stratton, David</option>
                	
                		<option value="003437">Strowd, Richard</option>
                	
                		<option value="008439">Walker, Nicole</option>
                	
                		<option value="008815">Weinzapfel, Timothy</option>
                	
                		<option value="019019">Williams, Jacquelin</option>
                	
                		<option value="018935">Withers, John</option>
                	
                		<option value="019434">Wooten, Linda</option>
                	
            	</select>
            

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Try this jsfiddle.

$("select").change(function() {
    $("#selected").empty();
    $("option:selected", this).each(function() {
        $("#selected").append($("<li/>").text($(this).text()));

    });
});

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by:traport
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Really cool - I haven't used jfiddle - and this worked beautifully. Thank you!
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Nice one Proculopsis :)
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