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I want to get the selected label or value of a drop-down using Selenium WebDriver and then print it on the console.

I am able to select any value from the drop-down, but I am not able to retrieve the selected value and print it:

Select select = new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("MyDropDown"))).selectByVisibleText(data[11].substring(1 , data[11].length()-1));

WebElement option = select.getFirstSelectedOption();

But all my efforts were in vain. How do I get the selected option?

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Using getText() to be able to get the text, for the option element you have to use getFirstSelectedOption() method as shown below:

 Select select = new Select(driver.findElement(By.xpath("//select")));

WebElement option = select.getFirstSelectedOption();

String defaultItem = option.getText();

System.out.println(defaultItem );

I hope it helps!

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