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Author Topic: List<WebElement>  (Read 1235 times)

Richard Hunter

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« on: March 27, 2012, 09:06:17 PM »
 I am very new to webdriver (started yesterday) so I apologise for the
 basic question.
I am trying to select a value from a drop down list on a webpage, and
 having a search on this group and a the interwe I have found the
 following code (or similar) in several places:
 WebElement select = driver.findElement(By.tagName("select"));
                  List<WebElement> options = select.findElements(By.tagName
                  for (WebElement option : options) {
                    if ("want this".equals(option.getValue())) {
However before I try and change it to use the drop down I have in mind
 I always get the error 'List cannot be resolved'.
Is there another way of doing this, or have I missed the obvious
 (which would bring the tally up for the day to be about 15)
Thanks in advance

Simon Stewart

  • Web User
Re: List<WebElement>
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 09:06:32 PM »
Hi Richard,
 Welcome to the group!
The "List" referred to is Java's "java.util.List" class: you'll need
 that in the import statements at the top of your java code. We also
 use generics, so you'll need to be using Java 5 or above for this to
You may find that the "Select" class in the webdriver-support.jar is
 useful to you. From your example, it could be used like this:
WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.tagName("select"));
 Select select = new Select(element);
 select.selectByVisibleText("want this");
The fully qualified name you'll need in the import statement is
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Richard Hunter

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Richard Hunter

  • Web User
Re: List<WebElement>
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 09:06:41 PM »
ah that was silly thanks for pointing out the missing include! I will
 try your other suggestion as well that looks handy
 On May 14, 4:49 pm, Simon Stewart <simon.m.stew...@gmail.com> wrote:

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Selenium Webdriver

Re: List<WebElement>
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