Tip

Getting the value of checked radio button

If there are two radio buttons with same name and different values and you want to get the value of a checked radio button, we can use an indirect method. Create a field with type hidden and in the onClick event of radio buttons, write down the values to the hidden field.
function test(mvalue)
{
document.forms[0].industry.value=mvalue;
}
function show()
{
temp=document.forms[0].industry.value;
alert(temp);
}

<input type="hidden" name="industry">
<input type="radio" name="r" value="Manufacturing"
onClick="test(this.value)">
<input type="radio" name="r" value="Service"
onClick="test(this.value)">
<input type="button" name="b" onClick="show()">

This was first published in May 2001

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