How To Handle Bootstrap DropDown In Java Selenium With Example Program?

How To Handle Bootstrap Drop Down In Java Selenium With Example Program?

package com.selenium.mix;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.python.modules.thread.thread;
public class BootstrapDropDown 
   public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException 
      WebDriver driver=new FirefoxDriver();
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5000, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      List<WebElement> li=driver.findElements(By.xpath(".//ul[@class='dropdown-menu']/li/a"));
      for(WebElement el:li)
            System.out.println("Element Clicked");

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1 thought on “How To Handle Bootstrap DropDown In Java Selenium With Example Program?”

  1. Hi,
    In the above same scenario I want to click all options under the bootstrap dropdown but for my case first condition under for loop is working but when I try to click for second option in that dropdown then stale element exception is throwing. My code is –

    driver.findElement(By.xpath(“xxx”).click(); //click on drop down
    List listOfOptions = driver.findElements(By.xpath(“/html/body/div[5] /div/table/tbody/tr/td/div/table/tbody/tr/td”));

    int NumberOfOptions = listOfOptions.size();

    for(int i=1;i<NumberOfOptions;i++){

    if(listOfOptions.get(i).getText() .contains("Dog")) {

    driver.findElement(By.xpath("xxx").click(); // clicking the dropdown again to show the options

    for(int i=1;i<NumberOfOptions;i++){


    listOfOptions.get(i).click(); // here getting the stale element exception
    I am not sure my code is correct or not. Please help me.


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