HTMLSelectElement.options

The HTMLSelectElement.options read-only property returns a HTMLOptionsCollection of the <option> elements contained by the <select> element.

Syntax

var options = select.options;

Return value

A HTMLOptionsCollection containing the <option> elements contained by the <select> element.

Example

HTML

<label for="test">Label</label>
<select id="test">
  <option value="1">Option 1</option>
  <option value="2">Option 2</option>
</select>

JavaScript

window.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
  const select = document.getElementById("test");
  for(var i = 0; i < select.options.length; i++) {
    console.log(select.options[i].label); // "Option 1" and "Option 2"
  }
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'options' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
HTML5
The definition of 'options' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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