how to set a radio button as selected in JavaScript.


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    To set a radio button as selected in JavaScript, you generally manipulate the checked property of the radio button element. Here are a few ways to achieve this:

    1. Using Pure JavaScript

    If you have a specific radio button element, you can set it to checked by directly accessing its checked property:

    document.getElementById("myRadioButton").checked = true;

    This assumes you have a radio button with an ID of "myRadioButton".

    2. Using a Name Attribute

    If you have multiple radio buttons with the same name attribute (a common scenario), and you want to select one based on its value, you can do something like this:

    var radios = document.getElementsByName("myRadioName");
    for(var i = 0; i < radios.length; i++) {
        if(radios[i].value == "desiredValue") {
            radios[i].checked = true;

    This loops through all radio buttons with name="myRadioName" and sets the one with the value "desiredValue" as checked.

    3. Using Query Selector

    You can also use a query selector to target the specific radio button. This is useful if your radio button can be uniquely identified by a combination of attributes:

    document.querySelector('input[type="radio"][name="myRadioName"][value="desiredValue"]').checked = true;

    This sets the radio button with name="myRadioName" and value="desiredValue" to checked.

    4. Using jQuery (If You're Using It)

    In case your project uses jQuery, it simplifies the process:

    $('input[type="radio"][name="myRadioName"][value="desiredValue"]').prop('checked', true);

    This is similar to the query selector method but utilizes jQuery's syntax and methods.


    These are some of the common ways to set a radio button as selected in JavaScript. The method you choose depends on your specific HTML structure and whether you're using plain JavaScript or a library like jQuery.

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