Get all elements of a drop-down menu with Find Children
The ‘Find Children’ activity in UiPath is often used to retrieve the value of all elements in a drop-down menu (combo-box or list box).
The output is stored in the variable type IEnumerable. An IEnumerable is a non-generic collection and read-only. It’s faster than a list (= lazy loading).
Task: Find all items in the drop-down list below. Next, use a Find Children to get the attributes from the drop-down into an IEnumerable, then iterate through each element and extract the vendor’s name.
Select specific elements in a drop-down
The ‘Select Item’ activity is used to select elements in a drop-down menu (combo-box or list box).
You can select:
- A specific item
- Some items
- All items
Task: Create an automation that selects specific elements and then all elements (hint: see the previous paragraph).