Automating dropdowns and lists

Selenium WebDriver supports testing Dropdown and List controls using a special Select class instead of the WebElement class.

The Select class provides various methods and properties to interact with dropdowns and lists created with the HTML <select> element.

In this recipe, we will automate Dropdown and List control using Select class.

How to do it...

Let's create a test for a Dropdown control. This test will perform some basic checks and then call various methods to select options in dropdown.

@Test public void testDropdown() { //Get the Dropdown as a Select using its name attribute Select make = new Select(driver.findElement("make"))); //Verify Dropdown does not support multiple selection assertFalse(make.isMultiple()); ...

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