HTMLSelectElement.type

The HTMLSelectElement.type read-only property returns the form control's type.

Syntax

var str = selectElt.type;

The possible values are:

  • "select-multiple" if multiple values can be selected.
  • "select-one" if only one value can be selected.

Example

switch (select.type) {
  case 'select-multiple':
    // Multiple values may be selected
    break;
  case 'select-one':
    // Only one value may be selected
    break;
  default:
    // Non-standard value (or this isn't a SELECT element)
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5, the latest snapshot.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Is a snapshot of HTML Living Standard. No change from {{SpecName("DOM2 HTML")}}.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • The <select> HTML element, implementing this interface.