In this article I will explain with an example, how to Delete (Remove) selected Item (Option) from DropDownList (DropDown) using jQuery.
Delete (Remove) selected Item (Option) from DropDownList using jQuery
The following HTML Markup consists of an HTML DropDownList (DropDown) control and a Button.
When the Button is clicked, the jQuery click event handler is executed. Inside this event handler, the selected item (option) of HTML DropDownList (DropDown) control is removed (deleted).
<select id="ddlFruits" style="width: 150px;">
    <option value="1">Mango</option>
    <option value="2">Apple</option>
    <option value="3">Banana</option>
    <option value="4">Guava</option>
    <option value="5">Pineapple</option>
    <option value="6">Papaya</option>
    <option value="7">Grapes</option>
<br />
<hr />
<input type="button" id="btnDelete" value="Delete" />
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {
        $("#btnDelete").bind("click", function () {
            $("#ddlFruits option:selected").remove();
Delete (Remove) selected Item (Option) from DropDownList using jQuery
Browser Compatibility

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