How to get the new selected code and description of a Drop-down using JavaScript in LiveCycle Designer


If you want to get the value of a field in LiveCycle Designer using JavaScript you can just use .rawValue, but if you are working with a Drop-down, the rawValue will contain the current value or the old one before your selection and NOT the new selection you made. To get the code and description of the new selection “in real time” use the following code (on events of the drop-down):

var theNewDescription = xfa.event.newText;
var theNewCode = this.boundItem(xfa.event.newText);
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