item method (select)
Returns an element or a collection of elements from the options collection of the current select element by name or by index.
The item method of a select element is identical to the item method of the options collection of the select element.
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
|Required. String or zero-based integer that specifies the element or elements to retrieve.|
Optional. Supported by Internet Explorer only.
If more than one matching element is found for the index parameter (possible only if it is a string), the item method creates an options sub-collection filled with the matching elements. In that case, the subIndex property specifies the position of the element in the sub-collection to retrieve. In other cases, the subIndex property has no meaning.
- If no match is found, it returns null in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera, and returns undefined in Google Chrome and Safari.
- If exactly one match is found, it returns the matching option element.
- If more than one match is found, it returns an options sub-collection filled with the matching elements.
Example HTML code 1:
This example illustrates the use of the item method:
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