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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Setting a value

Chris Gutierrez
Chris Gutierrez
6,911 Points

What am i not understanding in this challenge?

Need a little help.

js/app.js
//Show Prompt Window and store value
var fullName = prompt("What is your full name?");

//Select Input with the id of #fullName
$("#fullName");
//Insert value in to full name input
var $input = $("<input></input>");
var $name = $(this);
$input.val($name.attr("Chris Gutierrez"));
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<label for="fullName">Full Name</label><input id="fullName" name="fullName" value="" disabled>
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,601 Points

Hey Chris,

you were on the right track but the solution is actually simpler than what you've tried. You just have to use the val method on the input you selected and pass it the fullName variable as an argument like so:

//Show Prompt Window and store value
var fullName = prompt("What is your full name?");

//Select Input with the id of #fullName
//Insert value in to full name input
$("#fullName").val(fullName);

I hope that helps! :)