How to Select Checkbox in Selenium Webdriver Java

Selenium is an open-source web-based automation tool that is implemented using a web driver. We will be using geckodriver because Selenium 3 enables geckodriver as the default WebDriver implementation for Firefox.


  1. geckodriver.exe
  2. maven dependency selenium


it's a 4 steps process:
  1. Set webdriver.gecko.driver and its' path as a system property.
  2. Set the firefox diver and browse to the website.
  3. Get all checkbox flex elements as Web elements using webdriver.findElements() function and CSS selector.
  4. Iterate over all these elements and get the desired checkbox and then hit click.

Let’s see all the above steps in the code. We will use function to select a checkbox.

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Random;

public class SelectCheckbox {

    public static String GECKODRIVER_PATH = "F:\\WORK\\SeleniumShortTasks\\SelectCheckbox\\src\\main\\resources\\geckodriver.exe";
    public static Random random = new Random();

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        //set firefox webdriver
        System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", GECKODRIVER_PATH);
        WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

        //get the firefox browser & Browse the Website
        String siteLink = "";

        //Get all checkbox elements
        List<WebElement> allElements = driver.findElements(By.cssSelector("div.ulDsOb"));
        //remove extra divs

        //Select a random check box
        int randomNumber = random.nextInt(0,2);
        //Hit Click
        System.out.println("Checkbox No."+ (randomNumber+1) +" shall be clicked.");

        //Select a random check box
        randomNumber = random.nextInt(3,allElements.size()-1);
        //Hit Click
        System.out.println("Checkbox No."+  (randomNumber+1) +" shall be clicked.");



All resources used in this tutorial are attached:
  • source code
  • geckdriver.exe