How to use WebDriver to handle dropdown or select tag



We can use regular webdriver command to handle most of webelements like check box, text box etc. but to handle dropdown or select element as given below

<select id="sel123">

<option value="my">My</option>

<option value="name">Name</option>

<option value="is">Is</option>

<option value="admin">Admin</option>

</select>

you can use following code.

IWebElement sTag = driver.FindElement(By.Id("sel123"));
OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI.SelectElement selectTag = new OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI.SelectElement(sTag);
selectTag.SelectByValue("admin");
//Or
selectTag.SelectByText("Admin");
//Or
selectTag.SelectByIndex(3);

In case if you want to verify how many options are available in select tag then use following:

 var availableOptions = selectTag.Options;
 foreach (IWebElement item in availableOptions)
 {
    Console.WriteLine(item.Text);
 }

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