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
HTML Standard (HTML)
# dom-select-type-dev

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also

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