HTMLSelectElement.form

The HTMLSelectElement.form read-only property returns a HTMLFormElement representing the form that this element is associated with. If the element is not associated with of a <form> element, then it returns null.

Syntax

Edit

aForm = aSelectElement.form.selectname; 

Example

HTML

<form action="http://www.google.com/search" method="get">
 <label>Google: <input type="search" name="q"></label> <input type="submit" value="Search...">
</form>

Javascript

A property available on all form elements, "type" returns the type of the calling form element. For SELECT, the two possible values are "select-one" or "select-multiple", depending on the type of selection list. The below code gives all SELECT elements in a particular form a CSS class of "selectclass":

<script type="text/javascript">
var form_element = document.getElementById('subscribe_form');
var vist = form_element.style;
if (vist.display=='' || vist.display=='none')
{
  vist.display = 'block';
}
else
{
  vist.display = 'none';
}
</script>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'form' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, snapshot of HTML Living Standard.

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

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