How to select/get drop down option in Selenium 2?

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We can select the dropdown option in Selenium webdriver. The dropdowns can be worked upon with the help of the Select class. The select tag is used to represent a dropdown and option tag is used to represent items in the dropdown in html.

Let us investigate the html structure of a dropdown −

We have to add the statement − import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.Select to use the Select class methods. The Select class methods are listed below −

  • selectByIndex(n) − An option is chosen based on the index of the option on the dropdown. The index n is passed as a parameter to the method. The index begins from 0.

    Syntax −

    Select s = Select (driver.findElement(By.name("select-dropdown")));
    s.selectByIndex(0);
  • selectByValue(n) − An option is chosen based on the value of the option on the dropdown. The value n is passed as a parameter to the method.

    Syntax −

    Select s = Select (driver.findElement(By.name ("select-dropdown")));
    s.selectByValue("value");
  • selectByVisibleText(n) − An option is chosen based on the text visible on the dropdown. The visible text n is passed as a parameter to the method.

    Syntax −

    Select s = Select (driver.findElement(By.name ("select-dropdown")));
    s.selectByValue("text");

Example

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.Select
public class DropDownSelect{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver",       "C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\chromedriver.exe");
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      String url = "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/selenium/selenium_automation_practice.htm";
      driver.get(url);
      // identify element
      WebElement m=driver
      .findElement(By.xpath("//*[@name='continents']"));
      //Select class for dropdown
      Select s = new Select(m);
      // select with text visible
      s.selectByVisibleText("Australia");
      // select with index
      s.selectByIndex(2);
      driver.close();
   }
}

Output

raja
Published on 01-Feb-2021 16:41:20
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