Select List Item

This action allows you to select an item from a combo box / drop-down list or a list box.

Select Item runs in the background, so it doesn't set focus on the selected control.



  • Identifier: indicate a new UI element, or select from the already defined list of selectors.

  • Interaction Method:

    • Input_Symulation: Will simulate mouse/keyboard actions for interaction with various controls.

    • Low_Level: Will trigger/act on controls using low-level API calls, such as SendMessage API.

  • Select: The expression value which is used to search for the desired item in the above-defined list. Strings need to be enveloped by quotes.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Select the operation type of a transaction to be registered from a drop-down

  • Select the master data type of an item to be created from a drop-down

  • Select the category of an element to be searched from a drop-down

Examples of Using Select List Item


In this example, the robot will select the new document default language in Notepad++ from the current one to C#.


Install Notepad++

Navigate to Notepad++ > Settings > Preferences > New Document

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Select List Item activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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