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How do I get selected name from a SELECT (drop downlist) with JavaScript?

earwig75 asked
Last Modified: 2016-02-08
I use code similar to the below to get the selected value of a drop down list. Can someone tell me how I would get the selected name from the control also? Thank you.

      function myFunction(){
         var elem = document.getElementById('selBoxOK');
         var selValue = elem.options[ elem.selectedIndex ].value;
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