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JayaSiji Gopal
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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I have a drop down with names of the months.
I want to check the current month from system date/time and highlight the current month in the drop down. How do I do this?

plz help!

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Niki Nono
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Joined: Mar 20, 2005
Posts: 256
can you highlight a single option in a drop-down?
never done that.
anyways you can use the ONchange event to call a function which will do the checks for you.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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You can construct a Date object, and get its current month, like
var month = new Date().getMonth();
Then you use that to select the month in your menu, like
document.form.month.selectedIndex = month-1;
assuming that your SELECT element is named 'month'.
[ August 31, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]

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