HTML Tag Reference - HTML tag <select>

This <select> tag creates a drop-down or pick list. The options displayed on the list are created by using the <option> element.

Browser compatibility

<select> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

What's new in HTML5

HTML5 has added some new attributes.


Attribute Value Description
autofocus autofocus Set to autofocus the drop-down list when the page loads
disabled disabled disable drop-down list
form form_id Set one or more owner forms
multiple multiple Set that multiple options can be selected at once
name name Defines a name for the drop-down list
required required Mark the select element as required
size number Set the number of visible options in a drop-down list

Global Attributes

The <select> tag supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <select> tag supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Default CSS Settings



A demo showing how to use <select> tag.

        <select name="select1">
               <optgroup label="First Group">
</body><!--   w w w.  j  a  va  2 s  .com-->

Click to view the demo