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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· ktusznio

IE-compatible way to change select options with jQuery

(function($, window) {
  $.fn.replaceOptions = function(options) {
    var self, $option;

    this.empty();
    self = this;

    $.each(options, function(index, option) {
      $option = $("<option></option>")
        .attr("value", option.value)
        .text(option.text);
      self.append($option);
    });
  };
})(jQuery, window);

It expects an array of objects which contain "text" and "value" keys. So usage is as follows:

var options = [
  {text: "one", value: 1},
  {text: "two", value: 2}
];

$("#foo").replaceOptions(options);