javascript show hidden div when select option is selected

Ok I've been searching for answers to this for a while but everything I come across (even when searching for javascript) comes up with jQuery! does nobody use plain javascript anymore?!?

So what I want, I have a drop down list (select with a number of options). When a certain option is selected I want a hidden div to display.

<select id="test" name="form_select">
   <option value="0">No</option>
   <option value ="1" onClick"showDiv()">Yes</option>
</select>
<div id="hidden_div" style="display: none;">Hello hidden content</div>

Then I'm trying it with this javascript code:

function showDiv(){
   document.getElementById('hidden_div').style.display = "block";
}

I'm guessing my problem is with the onClick trigger in my options but I'm unsure on what else to use? Or I could be completely off with this one (note to self get a good javascript book!)

Answers:

Answer

Try handling the change event of the select and using this.value to determine whether it's 'Yes' or not.

jsFiddle

JS

document.getElementById('test').addEventListener('change', function () {
    var style = this.value == 1 ? 'block' : 'none';
    document.getElementById('hidden_div').style.display = style;
});

HTML

<select id="test" name="form_select">
   <option value="0">No</option>
   <option value ="1">Yes</option>
</select>

<div id="hidden_div" style="display: none;">Hello hidden content</div>
Answer

I think it is appropriate:

<select id="test" name="form_select" onchange="showDiv(this)">
   <option value="0">No</option>
   <option value="1">Yes</option>
</select>
<div id="hidden_div" style="display:none;">Hello hidden content</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
function showDiv(select){
   if(select.value==1){
    document.getElementById('hidden_div').style.display = "block";
   } else{
    document.getElementById('hidden_div').style.display = "none";
   }
} 
</script>

Try this , it would perfectly work. Thanks

Answer

You should hook onto the change event of the <select> element instead of on the individual options.

var select = document.getElementById('test'),
onChange = function(event) {
    var shown = this.options[this.selectedIndex].value == 1;

    document.getElementById('hidden_div').style.display = shown ? 'block' : 'none';
};

// attach event handler
if (window.addEventListener) {
    select.addEventListener('change', onChange, false);
} else {
    // of course, IE < 9 needs special treatment
    select.attachEvent('onchange', function() {
        onChange.apply(select, arguments);
    });
}

Demo

Answer

Being more generic, passing values from calling element (which is easier to maintain).

  • Specify the start condition in the text field (display:none)
  • Pass the required option value to show/hide on ("Other")
  • Pass the target and field to show/hide ("TitleOther")

function showHideEle(selectSrc, targetEleId, triggerValue) {	
	if(selectSrc.value==triggerValue) {
		document.getElementById(targetEleId).style.display = "inline-block";
	} else {
		document.getElementById(targetEleId).style.display = "none";
	}
} 
<select id="Title"
   onchange="showHideEle(this, 'TitleOther', 'Other')">
      <option value="">-- Choose</option>
      <option value="Mr">Mr</option>
      <option value="Mrs">Mrs</option>
      <option value="Miss">Miss</option>
      <option value="Other">Other --&gt;</option>						
</select>
<input id="TitleOther" type="text" title="Title other" placeholder="Other title" 
    style="display:none;"/>

Answer

Check this code. It awesome code for hide div using select item.

HTML

<select name="name" id="cboOptions" onchange="showDiv('div',this)" class="form-control" >
    <option value="1">YES</option>
    <option value="2">NO</option>
</select>

<div id="div1" style="display:block;">
    <input type="text" id="customerName" class="form-control" placeholder="Type Customer Name...">
    <input type="text" style="margin-top: 3px;" id="customerAddress" class="form-control" placeholder="Type Customer Address...">
    <input type="text" style="margin-top: 3px;" id="customerMobile" class="form-control" placeholder="Type Customer Mobile...">
</div>
<div id="div2" style="display:none;">
    <input type="text" list="cars" id="customerID" class="form-control" placeholder="Type Customer Name...">
    <datalist id="cars">
        <option>Value 1</option>
        <option>Value 2</option>
        <option>Value 3</option>
        <option>Value 4</option>
    </datalist>
</div>

JS

<script>
    function showDiv(prefix,chooser) 
    {
            for(var i=0;i<chooser.options.length;i++) 
            {
                var div = document.getElementById(prefix+chooser.options[i].value);
                div.style.display = 'none';
            }

            var selectedOption = (chooser.options[chooser.selectedIndex].value);

            if(selectedOption == "1")
            {
                displayDiv(prefix,"1");
            }
            if(selectedOption == "2")
            {
                displayDiv(prefix,"2");
            }
    }

    function displayDiv(prefix,suffix) 
    {
            var div = document.getElementById(prefix+suffix);
            div.style.display = 'block';
    }
</script>
Answer

you can use the following common function.

<div>
                    <select class="form-control" name="Extension for area validity sought for" onchange="CommonShowHide('txtc1opt2', this, 'States')">
                        <option value="All India">All India</option>
                        <option value="States">States</option>
                    </select>
                    <input type="text" id="txtc1opt2" style="display:none;" name="Extension for area validity sought for details" class="form-control" value="" placeholder="">
                </div>


<script>
    function CommonShowHide(ElementId, element, value) {
        document.getElementById(ElementId).style.display = element.value == value ? 'block' : 'none';
    }
</script>
Answer

take look at my solution

i want to make visaCard-note div to be visible only if selected cardType is visa

and here is the html

<select name="cardType">
    <option value="1">visa</option>
    <option value="2">mastercard</option>
</select>

here is the js

var visa="1";//visa is selected by default 
$("select[name=cardType]").change(function () {
    document.getElementById('visaCard-note').style.visibility = this.value==visa ? 'visible' : 'hidden';
})
Answer

try this:

function showDiv(divId, element)
{
    document.getElementById(divId).style.display = element.value == 1 ? 'block' : 'none';
}
#hidden_div {
    display: none;
}
<select id="test" name="form_select" onchange="showDiv('hidden_div', this)">
   <option value="0">No</option>
   <option value="1">Yes</option>
</select>
<div id="hidden_div">This is a hidden div</div>

Answer
<select id="test" name="form_select" onchange="showDiv()">
   <option value="0">No</option>
   <option value ="1">Yes</option>
</select>
<div id="hidden_div" style="display: none;">Hello hidden content</div>
<script>
    function showDiv(){
        getSelectValue = document.getElementById("test").value;
        if(getSelectValue == "1"){
            document.getElementById("hidden_div").style.display="block";
        }else{
            document.getElementById("hidden_div").style.display="none";
        }
    }
</script>

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