I recently had to pull together some jQuery to get the value of what was selected in a select box. Its pretty easy to do with jQuery. There are probably a few ways to accomplish this, I chose to use the change event which detects when something is changed.
Here is the html code for the select:
<select id="my_select" name="my_select_box">
And here is the jQuery snippet for getting the value of whichever you have selected:
// assign the value to a variable, so you can test to see if it is working
var selectVal = $(‘#my_select :selected’).val();
And there you have it, pretty simple! I will be posting more of these little helpful jQuery snippets. Stay Tuned!