Dogsled Dogsled - 7 months ago 22
jQuery Question

Display Selected Values in Drop Down on Page Load (Multiple=on)

This is a follow-up to my earlier question: Displaying Selected Values in Drop-Down List With Multple = On

The help provided allowed me to capture the selected values when they were modified however I could not figure out how to capture the initial values (selected) when the page first loaded.

function myFunction() {
var x = $('select[name=Car]').val()
$('#demo').html("You selected: " + x.join(", "))
$('select[name=Car]').change(function() {
$('select[name=Car]').load(function() {

<script src=""></script>
<p>Select a new car from the list.</p>

<select name="Car" multiple="on" size="5">
<option value="Audi">Audi
<option value="BMW" selected>BMW
<option value="Mercedes">Mercedes
<option value="Volvo" selected>Volvo
The car is:
<p id="demo"></p>

I would like the initial value(s), in this case BMW and Mercedes to be shown when the page is loaded and then be changed if alternate selections are made.


Dont use a .load - just simply call myFunction on page load (after the page has been loaded):

$(document).ready(function() {

.load is for loading another page within your page.