I am trying to select an item from a drop down list. I have put the code in the section below. My research has not been conclusive though:

Here is the code:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using NUnit.Framework;
using OpenQA.Selenium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Firefox;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace CV_Lib_Do_Not_Use
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Instantiate Firefox Driver
            //Go to CV Library Website
            var driver = new FirefoxDriver();

            //Wait for web element to become visible

            //Click on Search Jobs tab

            //Use the 'Keywords / Job Title / Job Ref' search field to search for a Test Analyst position 
            var position = driver.FindElement(By.XPath(".//*[@id='searchjobs_form']/div[1]/div[1]/input"));

            //Type Test Analyst in the search box
            position.SendKeys("Test Analyst");

            //Use the 'Keywords / Job Title / Job Ref' search field to search for a Test Analyst position 
            var location = driver.FindElement(By.XPath(".//*[@id='location']"));

            //Type Manchester in the search box

            //Identify xpath for distance from desired location 
            var distance = driver.FindElement(By.XPath(".//*[@id='distance_adv']"));

            //Click on 10 miles from the drop-down


1 Answer 1


You can/should utilize the SelectElement class which conveniently abstracts away the "select-option" HTML blocks:

var distance = driver.FindElement(By.Id("distance_adv"));
var selectDistance = new SelectElement(distance);

selectDistance.SelectByText("10 miles");

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