button_to_remote and control values

I have a partial that has a button_to_remote on it wherein a method in
my controller is appropriately executed. In the same partial, but not
in any <form> I have a select box with the id of "notesboxselect."

Is there any way I can pass the text of what is in this select box, to
the method in my controller called by the button_to_remote? Thanks,
Janna B

<div id="notesdiv" style="float: right;">
Notes: <SELECT name="notesboxselect" id="notesboxselect" style="width:
350px; onKeyDown="fnKeyDownHandler(this, event);"
onKeyUp="fnKeyUpHandler_A(this, event); return false;" onKeyPress =
"return fnKeyPressHandler_A(this, event);" onChange="fnChangeHandler_A
(this, event);">
  <OPTION value="" style="COLOR:#ff0000;BACKGROUND-COLOR:#ffff00;"></

  <option>Subrata</option>
  <option>Chakrabarty</option>
  <option>Tiger</option>
  <option>Software</option>
  <option>India</option>
</SELECT>
</div>

<%=button_to_remote "Manual Up",
   :url => { :action => "manup" },
   :update => "insideuplog"
%>

I have a partial that has a button_to_remote on it wherein a method in
my controller is appropriately executed. In the same partial, but not
in any <form> I have a select box with the id of "notesboxselect."

Is there any way I can pass the text of what is in this select box, to
the method in my controller called by the button_to_remote? Thanks,
Janna B

Sounds like the easiest option here would be the :submit option of
the various *_remote helpers

Fred

Is there any way I can pass the text of what is in this select box, to
the method in my controller called by the button_to_remote? Thanks,
Janna B

button_to_remote takes the same options as link_to_remote. I believe the following will do what you want.

<%=button_to_remote "Manual Up",
   :url => { :action => "manup" },

     :submit => "notesdiv"

Fred, you are SO the man. How do you KNOW all this stuff??? If I work
with this for 5 years I won't know what you know. -Janna B.