Set the default value in dropdownlist using jQuery

I have many options in my dropdownlist like:

<option value="1">it's me</option>

I need to select the option who have value it's me inside the tag, not by attribute like 1.

How can I do this using jQuery?

Answers:

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if your wanting to use jQuery for this, try the following code.

$('select option[value="1"]').attr("selected",true);

Updated:

Following a comment from Vivek, correctly pointed out steven spielberg wanted to select the option via its Text value.

Here below is the updated code.

$('select option:contains("it\'s me")').prop('selected',true);

You need to use the :contains(text) selector to find via the containing text.

Also jQuery prop offeres better support for Internet Explorer when getting and setting attributes.

A working example on JSFiddle

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You can just do this:

$('#myCombobox').val(1)
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val() should handle both cases

  <option value="1">it's me</option>      


$('select').val('1'); // selects "it's me"

$('select').val("it's me"); // also selects "it's me"
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$("#dropdownList option[text='it\'s me']").attr("selected","selected"); 
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jQuery("select#cboDays option[value='Wednesday']").attr("selected", "selected");
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$('#userZipFiles option').prop('selected', function() {
        return this.defaultSelected;
    });     
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One line of jQuery does it all!

$("#myCombobox option[text='it\'s me']").attr("selected","selected"); 
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This is working fine:

$('#country').val($("#country option:contains('It\'s Me')").val());

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