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Instead of selecting the value of an option, I need to select the text between the option tags

for example in a menu like this

<select id="testmenu">
    <option value=1>First label</option>
    <option value=2>Second label</option>
</select>

For example on select the second option, I  want to get     Second label.
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Question by:debbieau1
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
you simply have to get the option element in jQuery and then use the text() function:
$("#testmenu option:selected").text();

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will display the selected option.

Sample:
http://jsfiddle.net/EE_RainerJ/uuRUK/

HTH
Rainer
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by:debbieau1
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Thanks I tried .text()  but had mistyped.  Thanks again.
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