Module Selenium::Client::GeneratedDriver
In: lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb

Methods

add_location_strategy   add_script   add_selection   allow_native_xpath   alt_key_down   alt_key_up   answer_on_next_prompt   assign_id   attach_file   capture_entire_page_screenshot   capture_entire_page_screenshot_to_string   capture_screenshot   capture_screenshot_to_string   check   choose_cancel_on_next_confirmation   choose_ok_on_next_confirmation   click   click_at   close   context_menu   context_menu_at   control_key_down   control_key_up   create_cookie   delete_all_visible_cookies   delete_cookie   deselect_pop_up   double_click   double_click_at   drag_and_drop   drag_and_drop_to_object   dragdrop   fire_event   focus   get_alert   get_all_buttons   get_all_fields   get_all_links   get_all_window_ids   get_all_window_names   get_all_window_titles   get_attribute   get_attribute_from_all_windows   get_body_text   get_confirmation   get_cookie   get_cookie_by_name   get_cursor_position   get_element_height   get_element_index   get_element_position_left   get_element_position_top   get_element_width   get_eval   get_expression   get_html_source   get_location   get_mouse_speed   get_prompt   get_select_options   get_selected_id   get_selected_ids   get_selected_index   get_selected_indexes   get_selected_label   get_selected_labels   get_selected_value   get_selected_values   get_speed   get_table   get_text   get_title   get_value   get_whether_this_frame_match_frame_expression   get_whether_this_window_match_window_expression   get_xpath_count   go_back   highlight   ignore_attributes_without_value   is_alert_present   is_checked   is_confirmation_present   is_cookie_present   is_editable   is_element_present   is_ordered   is_prompt_present   is_something_selected   is_text_present   is_visible   key_down   key_down_native   key_press   key_press_native   key_up   key_up_native   meta_key_down   meta_key_up   mouse_down   mouse_down_at   mouse_down_right   mouse_down_right_at   mouse_move   mouse_move_at   mouse_out   mouse_over   mouse_up   mouse_up_at   mouse_up_right   mouse_up_right_at   open   open_window   refresh   remove_all_selections   remove_script   remove_selection   retrieve_last_remote_control_logs   rollup   run_script   select   select_frame   select_pop_up   select_window   set_browser_log_level   set_context   set_cursor_position   set_mouse_speed   set_speed   set_timeout   shift_key_down   shift_key_up   shut_down_selenium_server   submit   type   type_keys   uncheck   use_xpath_library   wait_for_condition   wait_for_frame_to_load   wait_for_page_to_load   wait_for_pop_up   window_focus   window_maximize  

Public Instance methods

Defines a new function for Selenium to locate elements on the page. For example, if you define the strategy "foo", and someone runs click("foo=blah"), we‘ll run your function, passing you the string "blah", and click on the element that your function returns, or throw an "Element not found" error if your function returns null.

We‘ll pass three arguments to your function:

  • locator: the string the user passed in
  • inWindow: the currently selected window
  • inDocument: the currently selected document

The function must return null if the element can‘t be found.

‘strategyName’ is the name of the strategy to define; this should use only letters [a-zA-Z] with no spaces or other punctuation. ‘functionDefinition’ is a string defining the body of a function in JavaScript. For example: return inDocument.getElementById(locator);

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1539
1539:         def add_location_strategy(strategyName,functionDefinition)
1540:             remote_control_command("addLocationStrategy", [strategyName,functionDefinition,])
1541:         end

Loads script content into a new script tag in the Selenium document. This differs from the runScript command in that runScript adds the script tag to the document of the AUT, not the Selenium document. The following entities in the script content are replaced by the characters they represent:

    <
    >
    &

The corresponding remove command is removeScript.

‘scriptContent’ is the Javascript content of the script to add ‘scriptTagId’ is (optional) the id of the new script tag. If specified, and an element with this id already exists, this operation will fail.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1587
1587:         def add_script(scriptContent,scriptTagId)
1588:             remote_control_command("addScript", [scriptContent,scriptTagId,])
1589:         end

Add a selection to the set of selected options in a multi-select element using an option locator.

@see doSelect for details of option locators

‘locator’ is an element locator identifying a multi-select box ‘optionLocator’ is an option locator (a label by default)

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 526
526:         def add_selection(locator,optionLocator)
527:             remote_control_command("addSelection", [locator,optionLocator,])
528:         end

Specifies whether Selenium should use the native in-browser implementation of XPath (if any native version is available); if you pass "false" to this function, we will always use our pure-JavaScript xpath library. Using the pure-JS xpath library can improve the consistency of xpath element locators between different browser vendors, but the pure-JS version is much slower than the native implementations.

‘allow’ is boolean, true means we‘ll prefer to use native XPath; false means we‘ll only use JS XPath

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1356
1356:         def allow_native_xpath(allow)
1357:             remote_control_command("allowNativeXpath", [allow,])
1358:         end

Press the alt key and hold it down until doAltUp() is called or a new page is loaded.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 255
255:         def alt_key_down()
256:             remote_control_command("altKeyDown", [])
257:         end

Release the alt key.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 262
262:         def alt_key_up()
263:             remote_control_command("altKeyUp", [])
264:         end

Instructs Selenium to return the specified answer string in response to the next JavaScript prompt [window.prompt()].

‘answer’ is the answer to give in response to the prompt pop-up

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 775
775:         def answer_on_next_prompt(answer)
776:             remote_control_command("answerOnNextPrompt", [answer,])
777:         end

Temporarily sets the "id" attribute of the specified element, so you can locate it in the future using its ID rather than a slow/complicated XPath. This ID will disappear once the page is reloaded.

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element ‘identifier’ is a string to be used as the ID of the specified element

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1343
1343:         def assign_id(locator,identifier)
1344:             remote_control_command("assignId", [locator,identifier,])
1345:         end

Sets a file input (upload) field to the file listed in fileLocator

‘fieldLocator’ is an element locator ‘fileLocator’ is a URL pointing to the specified file. Before the file can be set in the input field (fieldLocator), Selenium RC may need to transfer the file to the local machine before attaching the file in a web page form. This is common in selenium grid configurations where the RC server driving the browser is not the same machine that started the test. Supported Browsers: Firefox ("*chrome") only.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1622
1622:         def attach_file(fieldLocator,fileLocator)
1623:             remote_control_command("attachFile", [fieldLocator,fileLocator,])
1624:         end

Saves the entire contents of the current window canvas to a PNG file. Contrast this with the captureScreenshot command, which captures the contents of the OS viewport (i.e. whatever is currently being displayed on the monitor), and is implemented in the RC only. Currently this only works in Firefox when running in chrome mode, and in IE non-HTA using the EXPERIMENTAL "Snapsie" utility. The Firefox implementation is mostly borrowed from the Screengrab! Firefox extension. Please see www.screengrab.org and snapsie.sourceforge.net/ for details.

‘filename’ is the path to the file to persist the screenshot as. No filename extension will be appended by default. Directories will not be created if they do not exist, and an exception will be thrown, possibly by native code.

‘kwargs’ is a kwargs string that modifies the way the screenshot is captured. Example: "background=#CCFFDD" . Currently valid options: * background:the background CSS for the HTML document. This may be useful to set for capturing screenshots of less-than-ideal layouts, for example where absolute positioning causes the calculation of the canvas dimension to fail and a black background is exposed (possibly obscuring black text).

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1556
1556:         def capture_entire_page_screenshot(filename,kwargs)
1557:             remote_control_command("captureEntirePageScreenshot", [filename,kwargs,])
1558:         end

Downloads a screenshot of the browser current window canvas to a based 64 encoded PNG file. The entire windows canvas is captured, including parts rendered outside of the current view port.

Currently this only works in Mozilla and when running in chrome mode.

‘kwargs’ is A kwargs string that modifies the way the screenshot is captured. Example: "background=#CCFFDD". This may be useful to set for capturing screenshots of less-than-ideal layouts, for example where absolute positioning causes the calculation of the canvas dimension to fail and a black background is exposed (possibly obscuring black text).

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1649
1649:         def capture_entire_page_screenshot_to_string(kwargs)
1650:             return string_command("captureEntirePageScreenshotToString", [kwargs,])
1651:         end

Captures a PNG screenshot to the specified file.

‘filename’ is the absolute path to the file to be written, e.g. "c:\blah\screenshot.png"

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1630
1630:         def capture_screenshot(filename)
1631:             remote_control_command("captureScreenshot", [filename,])
1632:         end

Capture a PNG screenshot. It then returns the file as a base 64 encoded string.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1637
1637:         def capture_screenshot_to_string()
1638:             return string_command("captureScreenshotToString", [])
1639:         end

Check a toggle-button (checkbox/radio)

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 464
464:         def check(locator)
465:             remote_control_command("check", [locator,])
466:         end

By default, Selenium‘s overridden window.confirm() function will return true, as if the user had manually clicked OK; after running this command, the next call to confirm() will return false, as if the user had clicked Cancel. Selenium will then resume using the default behavior for future confirmations, automatically returning true (OK) unless/until you explicitly call this command for each confirmation.

Take note - every time a confirmation comes up, you must consume it with a corresponding getConfirmation, or else the next selenium operation will fail.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 744
744:         def choose_cancel_on_next_confirmation()
745:             remote_control_command("chooseCancelOnNextConfirmation", [])
746:         end

Undo the effect of calling chooseCancelOnNextConfirmation. Note that Selenium‘s overridden window.confirm() function will normally automatically return true, as if the user had manually clicked OK, so you shouldn‘t need to use this command unless for some reason you need to change your mind prior to the next confirmation. After any confirmation, Selenium will resume using the default behavior for future confirmations, automatically returning true (OK) unless/until you explicitly call chooseCancelOnNextConfirmation for each confirmation.

Take note - every time a confirmation comes up, you must consume it with a corresponding getConfirmation, or else the next selenium operation will fail.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 766
766:         def choose_ok_on_next_confirmation()
767:             remote_control_command("chooseOkOnNextConfirmation", [])
768:         end

Clicks on a link, button, checkbox or radio button. If the click action causes a new page to load (like a link usually does), call waitForPageToLoad.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 144
144:         def click(locator)
145:             remote_control_command("click", [locator,])
146:         end

Clicks on a link, button, checkbox or radio button. If the click action causes a new page to load (like a link usually does), call waitForPageToLoad.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 173
173:         def click_at(locator,coordString)
174:             remote_control_command("clickAt", [locator,coordString,])
175:         end

Simulates the user clicking the "close" button in the titlebar of a popup window or tab.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 797
797:         def close()
798:             remote_control_command("close", [])
799:         end

Simulates opening the context menu for the specified element (as might happen if the user "right-clicked" on the element).

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 162
162:         def context_menu(locator)
163:             remote_control_command("contextMenu", [locator,])
164:         end

Simulates opening the context menu for the specified element (as might happen if the user "right-clicked" on the element).

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 193
193:         def context_menu_at(locator,coordString)
194:             remote_control_command("contextMenuAt", [locator,coordString,])
195:         end

Press the control key and hold it down until doControlUp() is called or a new page is loaded.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 269
269:         def control_key_down()
270:             remote_control_command("controlKeyDown", [])
271:         end

Release the control key.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 276
276:         def control_key_up()
277:             remote_control_command("controlKeyUp", [])
278:         end

Create a new cookie whose path and domain are same with those of current page under test, unless you specified a path for this cookie explicitly.

‘nameValuePair’ is name and value of the cookie in a format "name=value" ‘optionsString’ is options for the cookie. Currently supported options include ‘path’, ‘max_age’ and ‘domain’. the optionsString‘s format is "path=/path/, max_age=60, domain=.foo.com". The order of options are irrelevant, the unit of the value of ‘max_age’ is second. Note that specifying a domain that isn‘t a subset of the current domain will usually fail.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1465
1465:         def create_cookie(nameValuePair,optionsString)
1466:             remote_control_command("createCookie", [nameValuePair,optionsString,])
1467:         end

Calls deleteCookie with recurse=true on all cookies visible to the current page. As noted on the documentation for deleteCookie, recurse=true can be much slower than simply deleting the cookies using a known domain/path.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1492
1492:         def delete_all_visible_cookies()
1493:             remote_control_command("deleteAllVisibleCookies", [])
1494:         end

Delete a named cookie with specified path and domain. Be careful; to delete a cookie, you need to delete it using the exact same path and domain that were used to create the cookie. If the path is wrong, or the domain is wrong, the cookie simply won‘t be deleted. Also note that specifying a domain that isn‘t a subset of the current domain will usually fail.

Since there‘s no way to discover at runtime the original path and domain of a given cookie, we‘ve added an option called ‘recurse’ to try all sub-domains of the current domain with all paths that are a subset of the current path. Beware; this option can be slow. In big-O notation, it operates in O(n*m) time, where n is the number of dots in the domain name and m is the number of slashes in the path.

‘name’ is the name of the cookie to be deleted ‘optionsString’ is options for the cookie. Currently supported options include ‘path’, ‘domain’ and ‘recurse.’ The optionsString‘s format is "path=/path/, domain=.foo.com, recurse=true". The order of options are irrelevant. Note that specifying a domain that isn‘t a subset of the current domain will usually fail.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1483
1483:         def delete_cookie(name,optionsString)
1484:             remote_control_command("deleteCookie", [name,optionsString,])
1485:         end

Selects the main window. Functionally equivalent to using selectWindow() and specifying no value for windowID.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 666
666:         def deselect_pop_up()
667:             remote_control_command("deselectPopUp", [])
668:         end

Double clicks on a link, button, checkbox or radio button. If the double click action causes a new page to load (like a link usually does), call waitForPageToLoad.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 154
154:         def double_click(locator)
155:             remote_control_command("doubleClick", [locator,])
156:         end

Doubleclicks on a link, button, checkbox or radio button. If the action causes a new page to load (like a link usually does), call waitForPageToLoad.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 184
184:         def double_click_at(locator,coordString)
185:             remote_control_command("doubleClickAt", [locator,coordString,])
186:         end

Drags an element a certain distance and then drops it

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘movementsString’ is offset in pixels from the current location to which the element should be moved, e.g., "+70,-300"

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1185
1185:         def drag_and_drop(locator,movementsString)
1186:             remote_control_command("dragAndDrop", [locator,movementsString,])
1187:         end

Drags an element and drops it on another element

‘locatorOfObjectToBeDragged’ is an element to be dragged ‘locatorOfDragDestinationObject’ is an element whose location (i.e., whose center-most pixel) will be the point where locatorOfObjectToBeDragged is dropped

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1194
1194:         def drag_and_drop_to_object(locatorOfObjectToBeDragged,locatorOfDragDestinationObject)
1195:             remote_control_command("dragAndDropToObject", [locatorOfObjectToBeDragged,locatorOfDragDestinationObject,])
1196:         end

deprecated - use dragAndDrop instead

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘movementsString’ is offset in pixels from the current location to which the element should be moved, e.g., "+70,-300"

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1155
1155:         def dragdrop(locator,movementsString)
1156:             remote_control_command("dragdrop", [locator,movementsString,])
1157:         end

Explicitly simulate an event, to trigger the corresponding "onevent" handler.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘eventName’ is the event name, e.g. "focus" or "blur"

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 203
203:         def fire_event(locator,eventName)
204:             remote_control_command("fireEvent", [locator,eventName,])
205:         end

Move the focus to the specified element; for example, if the element is an input field, move the cursor to that field.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 211
211:         def focus(locator)
212:             remote_control_command("focus", [locator,])
213:         end

Retrieves the message of a JavaScript alert generated during the previous action, or fail if there were no alerts.

Getting an alert has the same effect as manually clicking OK. If an alert is generated but you do not consume it with getAlert, the next Selenium action will fail. Under Selenium, JavaScript alerts will NOT pop up a visible alert dialog. Selenium does NOT support JavaScript alerts that are generated in a page‘s onload() event handler. In this case a visible dialog WILL be generated and Selenium will hang until someone manually clicks OK.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 850
850:         def get_alert()
851:             return string_command("getAlert", [])
852:         end

Returns the IDs of all buttons on the page.

If a given button has no ID, it will appear as "" in this array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1118
1118:         def get_all_buttons()
1119:             return string_array_command("getAllButtons", [])
1120:         end

Returns the IDs of all input fields on the page.

If a given field has no ID, it will appear as "" in this array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1138
1138:         def get_all_fields()
1139:             return string_array_command("getAllFields", [])
1140:         end

Returns the IDs of all links on the page.

If a given link has no ID, it will appear as "" in this array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1128
1128:         def get_all_links()
1129:             return string_array_command("getAllLinks", [])
1130:         end

Returns the IDs of all windows that the browser knows about in an array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1215
1215:         def get_all_window_ids()
1216:             return string_array_command("getAllWindowIds", [])
1217:         end

Returns the names of all windows that the browser knows about in an array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1222
1222:         def get_all_window_names()
1223:             return string_array_command("getAllWindowNames", [])
1224:         end

Returns the titles of all windows that the browser knows about in an array.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1229
1229:         def get_all_window_titles()
1230:             return string_array_command("getAllWindowTitles", [])
1231:         end

Gets the value of an element attribute. The value of the attribute may differ across browsers (this is the case for the "style" attribute, for example).

‘attributeLocator’ is an element locator followed by an @ sign and then the name of the attribute, e.g. "foo@bar"

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1071
1071:         def get_attribute(attributeLocator)
1072:             return string_command("getAttribute", [attributeLocator,])
1073:         end

Returns an array of JavaScript property values from all known windows having one.

‘attributeName’ is name of an attribute on the windows

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1146
1146:         def get_attribute_from_all_windows(attributeName)
1147:             return string_array_command("getAttributeFromAllWindows", [attributeName,])
1148:         end

Gets the entire text of the page.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 918
918:         def get_body_text()
919:             return string_command("getBodyText", [])
920:         end

Retrieves the message of a JavaScript confirmation dialog generated during the previous action.

By default, the confirm function will return true, having the same effect as manually clicking OK. This can be changed by prior execution of the chooseCancelOnNextConfirmation command.

If an confirmation is generated but you do not consume it with getConfirmation, the next Selenium action will fail.

NOTE: under Selenium, JavaScript confirmations will NOT pop up a visible dialog.

NOTE: Selenium does NOT support JavaScript confirmations that are generated in a page‘s onload() event handler. In this case a visible dialog WILL be generated and Selenium will hang until you manually click OK.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 879
879:         def get_confirmation()
880:             return string_command("getConfirmation", [])
881:         end

Return all cookies of the current page under test.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1439
1439:         def get_cookie()
1440:             return string_command("getCookie", [])
1441:         end

Returns the value of the cookie with the specified name, or throws an error if the cookie is not present.

‘name’ is the name of the cookie

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1447
1447:         def get_cookie_by_name(name)
1448:             return string_command("getCookieByName", [name,])
1449:         end

Retrieves the text cursor position in the given input element or textarea; beware, this may not work perfectly on all browsers.

Specifically, if the cursor/selection has been cleared by JavaScript, this command will tend to return the position of the last location of the cursor, even though the cursor is now gone from the page. This is filed as SEL-243.

This method will fail if the specified element isn‘t an input element or textarea, or there is no cursor in the element.

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an input element or textarea

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1311
1311:         def get_cursor_position(locator)
1312:             return number_command("getCursorPosition", [locator,])
1313:         end

Retrieves the height of an element

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1298
1298:         def get_element_height(locator)
1299:             return number_command("getElementHeight", [locator,])
1300:         end

Get the relative index of an element to its parent (starting from 0). The comment node and empty text node will be ignored.

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1256
1256:         def get_element_index(locator)
1257:             return number_command("getElementIndex", [locator,])
1258:         end

Retrieves the horizontal position of an element

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element OR an element itself

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1274
1274:         def get_element_position_left(locator)
1275:             return number_command("getElementPositionLeft", [locator,])
1276:         end

Retrieves the vertical position of an element

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element OR an element itself

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1282
1282:         def get_element_position_top(locator)
1283:             return number_command("getElementPositionTop", [locator,])
1284:         end

Retrieves the width of an element

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an element

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1290
1290:         def get_element_width(locator)
1291:             return number_command("getElementWidth", [locator,])
1292:         end

Gets the result of evaluating the specified JavaScript snippet. The snippet may have multiple lines, but only the result of the last line will be returned.

Note that, by default, the snippet will run in the context of the "selenium" object itself, so this will refer to the Selenium object. Use window to refer to the window of your application, e.g. window.document.getElementById(‘foo’) If you need to use a locator to refer to a single element in your application page, you can use this.browserbot.findElement("id=foo") where "id=foo" is your locator.

‘script’ is the JavaScript snippet to run

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 964
964:         def get_eval(script)
965:             return string_command("getEval", [script,])
966:         end

Returns the specified expression.

This is useful because of JavaScript preprocessing. It is used to generate commands like assertExpression and waitForExpression.

‘expression’ is the value to return

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1323
1323:         def get_expression(expression)
1324:             return string_command("getExpression", [expression,])
1325:         end

Returns the entire HTML source between the opening and closing "html" tags.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1237
1237:         def get_html_source()
1238:             return string_command("getHtmlSource", [])
1239:         end

Gets the absolute URL of the current page.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 904
904:         def get_location()
905:             return string_command("getLocation", [])
906:         end

Returns the number of pixels between "mousemove" events during dragAndDrop commands (default=10).

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1176
1176:         def get_mouse_speed()
1177:             return number_command("getMouseSpeed", [])
1178:         end

Retrieves the message of a JavaScript question prompt dialog generated during the previous action.

Successful handling of the prompt requires prior execution of the answerOnNextPrompt command. If a prompt is generated but you do not get/verify it, the next Selenium action will fail. NOTE: under Selenium, JavaScript prompts will NOT pop up a visible dialog. NOTE: Selenium does NOT support JavaScript prompts that are generated in a page‘s onload() event handler. In this case a visible dialog WILL be generated and Selenium will hang until someone manually clicks OK.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 897
897:         def get_prompt()
898:             return string_command("getPrompt", [])
899:         end

Gets all option labels in the specified select drop-down.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1061
1061:         def get_select_options(selectLocator)
1062:             return string_array_command("getSelectOptions", [selectLocator,])
1063:         end

Gets option element ID for selected option in the specified select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1045
1045:         def get_selected_id(selectLocator)
1046:             return string_command("getSelectedId", [selectLocator,])
1047:         end

Gets all option element IDs for selected options in the specified select or multi-select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1037
1037:         def get_selected_ids(selectLocator)
1038:             return string_array_command("getSelectedIds", [selectLocator,])
1039:         end

Gets option index (option number, starting at 0) for selected option in the specified select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1029
1029:         def get_selected_index(selectLocator)
1030:             return string_command("getSelectedIndex", [selectLocator,])
1031:         end

Gets all option indexes (option number, starting at 0) for selected options in the specified select or multi-select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1021
1021:         def get_selected_indexes(selectLocator)
1022:             return string_array_command("getSelectedIndexes", [selectLocator,])
1023:         end

Gets option label (visible text) for selected option in the specified select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 997
997:         def get_selected_label(selectLocator)
998:             return string_command("getSelectedLabel", [selectLocator,])
999:         end

Gets all option labels (visible text) for selected options in the specified select or multi-select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 989
989:         def get_selected_labels(selectLocator)
990:             return string_array_command("getSelectedLabels", [selectLocator,])
991:         end

Gets option value (value attribute) for selected option in the specified select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1013
1013:         def get_selected_value(selectLocator)
1014:             return string_command("getSelectedValue", [selectLocator,])
1015:         end

Gets all option values (value attributes) for selected options in the specified select or multi-select element.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1005
1005:         def get_selected_values(selectLocator)
1006:             return string_array_command("getSelectedValues", [selectLocator,])
1007:         end

Get execution speed (i.e., get the millisecond length of the delay following each selenium operation). By default, there is no such delay, i.e., the delay is 0 milliseconds.

See also setSpeed.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 456
456:         def get_speed()
457:             return string_command("getSpeed", [])
458:         end

Gets the text from a cell of a table. The cellAddress syntax tableLocator.row.column, where row and column start at 0.

‘tableCellAddress’ is a cell address, e.g. "foo.1.4"

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 981
981:         def get_table(tableCellAddress)
982:             return string_command("getTable", [tableCellAddress,])
983:         end

Gets the text of an element. This works for any element that contains text. This command uses either the textContent (Mozilla-like browsers) or the innerText (IE-like browsers) of the element, which is the rendered text shown to the user.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 939
939:         def get_text(locator)
940:             return string_command("getText", [locator,])
941:         end

Gets the title of the current page.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 911
911:         def get_title()
912:             return string_command("getTitle", [])
913:         end

Gets the (whitespace-trimmed) value of an input field (or anything else with a value parameter). For checkbox/radio elements, the value will be "on" or "off" depending on whether the element is checked or not.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 928
928:         def get_value(locator)
929:             return string_command("getValue", [locator,])
930:         end

Determine whether current/locator identify the frame containing this running code.

This is useful in proxy injection mode, where this code runs in every browser frame and window, and sometimes the selenium server needs to identify the "current" frame. In this case, when the test calls selectFrame, this routine is called for each frame to figure out which one has been selected. The selected frame will return true, while all others will return false.

‘currentFrameString’ is starting frame ‘target’ is new frame (which might be relative to the current one)

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 698
698:         def get_whether_this_frame_match_frame_expression(currentFrameString,target)
699:             return boolean_command("getWhetherThisFrameMatchFrameExpression", [currentFrameString,target,])
700:         end

Determine whether currentWindowString plus target identify the window containing this running code.

This is useful in proxy injection mode, where this code runs in every browser frame and window, and sometimes the selenium server needs to identify the "current" window. In this case, when the test calls selectWindow, this routine is called for each window to figure out which one has been selected. The selected window will return true, while all others will return false.

‘currentWindowString’ is starting window ‘target’ is new window (which might be relative to the current one, e.g., "_parent")

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 714
714:         def get_whether_this_window_match_window_expression(currentWindowString,target)
715:             return boolean_command("getWhetherThisWindowMatchWindowExpression", [currentWindowString,target,])
716:         end

Returns the number of nodes that match the specified xpath, eg. "//table" would give the number of tables.

‘xpath’ is the xpath expression to evaluate. do NOT wrap this expression in a ‘count()’ function; we will do that for you.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1332
1332:         def get_xpath_count(xpath)
1333:             return number_command("getXpathCount", [xpath,])
1334:         end

Simulates the user clicking the "back" button on their browser.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 782
782:         def go_back()
783:             remote_control_command("goBack", [])
784:         end

Briefly changes the backgroundColor of the specified element yellow. Useful for debugging.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 947
947:         def highlight(locator)
948:             remote_control_command("highlight", [locator,])
949:         end

Specifies whether Selenium will ignore xpath attributes that have no value, i.e. are the empty string, when using the non-native xpath evaluation engine. You‘d want to do this for performance reasons in IE. However, this could break certain xpaths, for example an xpath that looks for an attribute whose value is NOT the empty string.

The hope is that such xpaths are relatively rare, but the user should have the option of using them. Note that this only influences xpath evaluation when using the ajaxslt engine (i.e. not "javascript-xpath").

‘ignore’ is boolean, true means we‘ll ignore attributes without value at the expense of xpath "correctness"; false means we‘ll sacrifice speed for correctness.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1372
1372:         def ignore_attributes_without_value(ignore)
1373:             remote_control_command("ignoreAttributesWithoutValue", [ignore,])
1374:         end

Has an alert occurred?

This function never throws an exception

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 809
809:         def is_alert_present()
810:             return boolean_command("isAlertPresent", [])
811:         end

Gets whether a toggle-button (checkbox/radio) is checked. Fails if the specified element doesn‘t exist or isn‘t a toggle-button.

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to a checkbox or radio button

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 972
972:         def is_checked(locator)
973:             return boolean_command("isChecked", [locator,])
974:         end

Has confirm() been called?

This function never throws an exception

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 833
833:         def is_confirmation_present()
834:             return boolean_command("isConfirmationPresent", [])
835:         end

Returns true if a cookie with the specified name is present, or false otherwise.

‘name’ is the name of the cookie

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1455
1455:         def is_cookie_present(name)
1456:             return boolean_command("isCookiePresent", [name,])
1457:         end

Determines whether the specified input element is editable, ie hasn‘t been disabled. This method will fail if the specified element isn‘t an input element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1108
1108:         def is_editable(locator)
1109:             return boolean_command("isEditable", [locator,])
1110:         end

Verifies that the specified element is somewhere on the page.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1087
1087:         def is_element_present(locator)
1088:             return boolean_command("isElementPresent", [locator,])
1089:         end

Check if these two elements have same parent and are ordered siblings in the DOM. Two same elements will not be considered ordered.

‘locator1’ is an element locator pointing to the first element ‘locator2’ is an element locator pointing to the second element

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1266
1266:         def is_ordered(locator1,locator2)
1267:             return boolean_command("isOrdered", [locator1,locator2,])
1268:         end

Has a prompt occurred?

This function never throws an exception

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 821
821:         def is_prompt_present()
822:             return boolean_command("isPromptPresent", [])
823:         end

Determines whether some option in a drop-down menu is selected.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1053
1053:         def is_something_selected(selectLocator)
1054:             return boolean_command("isSomethingSelected", [selectLocator,])
1055:         end

Verifies that the specified text pattern appears somewhere on the rendered page shown to the user.

‘pattern’ is a pattern to match with the text of the page

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1079
1079:         def is_text_present(pattern)
1080:             return boolean_command("isTextPresent", [pattern,])
1081:         end

Determines if the specified element is visible. An element can be rendered invisible by setting the CSS "visibility" property to "hidden", or the "display" property to "none", either for the element itself or one if its ancestors. This method will fail if the element is not present.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1099
1099:         def is_visible(locator)
1100:             return boolean_command("isVisible", [locator,])
1101:         end

Simulates a user pressing a key (without releasing it yet).

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘keySequence’ is Either be a string("\" followed by the numeric keycode of the key to be pressed, normally the ASCII value of that key), or a single character. For example: "w", "\119".

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 285
285:         def key_down(locator,keySequence)
286:             remote_control_command("keyDown", [locator,keySequence,])
287:         end

Simulates a user pressing a key (without releasing it yet) by sending a native operating system keystroke. This function uses the java.awt.Robot class to send a keystroke; this more accurately simulates typing a key on the keyboard. It does not honor settings from the shiftKeyDown, controlKeyDown, altKeyDown and metaKeyDown commands, and does not target any particular HTML element. To send a keystroke to a particular element, focus on the element first before running this command.

‘keycode’ is an integer keycode number corresponding to a java.awt.event.KeyEvent; note that Java keycodes are NOT the same thing as JavaScript keycodes!

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1680
1680:         def key_down_native(keycode)
1681:             remote_control_command("keyDownNative", [keycode,])
1682:         end

Simulates a user pressing and releasing a key.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘keySequence’ is Either be a string("\" followed by the numeric keycode of the key to be pressed, normally the ASCII value of that key), or a single character. For example: "w", "\119".

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 220
220:         def key_press(locator,keySequence)
221:             remote_control_command("keyPress", [locator,keySequence,])
222:         end

Simulates a user pressing and releasing a key by sending a native operating system keystroke. This function uses the java.awt.Robot class to send a keystroke; this more accurately simulates typing a key on the keyboard. It does not honor settings from the shiftKeyDown, controlKeyDown, altKeyDown and metaKeyDown commands, and does not target any particular HTML element. To send a keystroke to a particular element, focus on the element first before running this command.

‘keycode’ is an integer keycode number corresponding to a java.awt.event.KeyEvent; note that Java keycodes are NOT the same thing as JavaScript keycodes!

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1704
1704:         def key_press_native(keycode)
1705:             remote_control_command("keyPressNative", [keycode,])
1706:         end

Simulates a user releasing a key.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘keySequence’ is Either be a string("\" followed by the numeric keycode of the key to be pressed, normally the ASCII value of that key), or a single character. For example: "w", "\119".

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 294
294:         def key_up(locator,keySequence)
295:             remote_control_command("keyUp", [locator,keySequence,])
296:         end

Simulates a user releasing a key by sending a native operating system keystroke. This function uses the java.awt.Robot class to send a keystroke; this more accurately simulates typing a key on the keyboard. It does not honor settings from the shiftKeyDown, controlKeyDown, altKeyDown and metaKeyDown commands, and does not target any particular HTML element. To send a keystroke to a particular element, focus on the element first before running this command.

‘keycode’ is an integer keycode number corresponding to a java.awt.event.KeyEvent; note that Java keycodes are NOT the same thing as JavaScript keycodes!

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1692
1692:         def key_up_native(keycode)
1693:             remote_control_command("keyUpNative", [keycode,])
1694:         end

Press the meta key and hold it down until doMetaUp() is called or a new page is loaded.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 241
241:         def meta_key_down()
242:             remote_control_command("metaKeyDown", [])
243:         end

Release the meta key.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 248
248:         def meta_key_up()
249:             remote_control_command("metaKeyUp", [])
250:         end

Simulates a user pressing the left mouse button (without releasing it yet) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 319
319:         def mouse_down(locator)
320:             remote_control_command("mouseDown", [locator,])
321:         end

Simulates a user pressing the left mouse button (without releasing it yet) at the specified location.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 338
338:         def mouse_down_at(locator,coordString)
339:             remote_control_command("mouseDownAt", [locator,coordString,])
340:         end

Simulates a user pressing the right mouse button (without releasing it yet) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 328
328:         def mouse_down_right(locator)
329:             remote_control_command("mouseDownRight", [locator,])
330:         end

Simulates a user pressing the right mouse button (without releasing it yet) at the specified location.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 348
348:         def mouse_down_right_at(locator,coordString)
349:             remote_control_command("mouseDownRightAt", [locator,coordString,])
350:         end

Simulates a user pressing the mouse button (without releasing it yet) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 395
395:         def mouse_move(locator)
396:             remote_control_command("mouseMove", [locator,])
397:         end

Simulates a user pressing the mouse button (without releasing it yet) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 405
405:         def mouse_move_at(locator,coordString)
406:             remote_control_command("mouseMoveAt", [locator,coordString,])
407:         end

Simulates a user moving the mouse pointer away from the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 310
310:         def mouse_out(locator)
311:             remote_control_command("mouseOut", [locator,])
312:         end

Simulates a user hovering a mouse over the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 302
302:         def mouse_over(locator)
303:             remote_control_command("mouseOver", [locator,])
304:         end

Simulates the event that occurs when the user releases the mouse button (i.e., stops holding the button down) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 357
357:         def mouse_up(locator)
358:             remote_control_command("mouseUp", [locator,])
359:         end

Simulates the event that occurs when the user releases the mouse button (i.e., stops holding the button down) at the specified location.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 376
376:         def mouse_up_at(locator,coordString)
377:             remote_control_command("mouseUpAt", [locator,coordString,])
378:         end

Simulates the event that occurs when the user releases the right mouse button (i.e., stops holding the button down) on the specified element.

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 366
366:         def mouse_up_right(locator)
367:             remote_control_command("mouseUpRight", [locator,])
368:         end

Simulates the event that occurs when the user releases the right mouse button (i.e., stops holding the button down) at the specified location.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘coordString’ is specifies the x,y position (i.e. - 10,20) of the mouse event relative to the element returned by the locator.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 386
386:         def mouse_up_right_at(locator,coordString)
387:             remote_control_command("mouseUpRightAt", [locator,coordString,])
388:         end

Opens an URL in the test frame. This accepts both relative and absolute URLs.

The "open" command waits for the page to load before proceeding, ie. the "AndWait" suffix is implicit.

Note: The URL must be on the same domain as the runner HTML due to security restrictions in the browser (Same Origin Policy). If you need to open an URL on another domain, use the Selenium Server to start a new browser session on that domain.

‘url’ is the URL to open; may be relative or absolute

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 571
571:         def open(url)
572:             remote_control_command("open", [url,])
573:         end

Opens a popup window (if a window with that ID isn‘t already open). After opening the window, you‘ll need to select it using the selectWindow command.

This command can also be a useful workaround for bug SEL-339. In some cases, Selenium will be unable to intercept a call to window.open (if the call occurs during or before the "onLoad" event, for example). In those cases, you can force Selenium to notice the open window‘s name by using the Selenium openWindow command, using an empty (blank) url, like this: openWindow("", "myFunnyWindow").

‘url’ is the URL to open, which can be blank ‘windowID’ is the JavaScript window ID of the window to select

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 587
587:         def open_window(url,windowID)
588:             remote_control_command("openWindow", [url,windowID,])
589:         end

Simulates the user clicking the "Refresh" button on their browser.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 789
789:         def refresh()
790:             remote_control_command("refresh", [])
791:         end

Unselects all of the selected options in a multi-select element.

‘locator’ is an element locator identifying a multi-select box

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 545
545:         def remove_all_selections(locator)
546:             remote_control_command("removeAllSelections", [locator,])
547:         end

Removes a script tag from the Selenium document identified by the given id. Does nothing if the referenced tag doesn‘t exist.

‘scriptTagId’ is the id of the script element to remove.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1596
1596:         def remove_script(scriptTagId)
1597:             remote_control_command("removeScript", [scriptTagId,])
1598:         end

Remove a selection from the set of selected options in a multi-select element using an option locator.

@see doSelect for details of option locators

‘locator’ is an element locator identifying a multi-select box ‘optionLocator’ is an option locator (a label by default)

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 537
537:         def remove_selection(locator,optionLocator)
538:             remote_control_command("removeSelection", [locator,optionLocator,])
539:         end

Retrieve the last messages logged on a specific remote control. Useful for error reports, especially when running multiple remote controls in a distributed environment. The maximum number of log messages that can be retrieve is configured on remote control startup.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1668
1668:         def retrieve_last_remote_control_logs()
1669:             return string_command("retrieveLastRemoteControlLogs", [])
1670:         end

Executes a command rollup, which is a series of commands with a unique name, and optionally arguments that control the generation of the set of commands. If any one of the rolled-up commands fails, the rollup is considered to have failed. Rollups may also contain nested rollups.

‘rollupName’ is the name of the rollup command ‘kwargs’ is keyword arguments string that influences how the rollup expands into commands

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1568
1568:         def rollup(rollupName,kwargs)
1569:             remote_control_command("rollup", [rollupName,kwargs,])
1570:         end

Creates a new "script" tag in the body of the current test window, and adds the specified text into the body of the command. Scripts run in this way can often be debugged more easily than scripts executed using Selenium‘s "getEval" command. Beware that JS exceptions thrown in these script tags aren‘t managed by Selenium, so you should probably wrap your script in try/catch blocks if there is any chance that the script will throw an exception.

‘script’ is the JavaScript snippet to run

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1517
1517:         def run_script(script)
1518:             remote_control_command("runScript", [script,])
1519:         end

Select an option from a drop-down using an option locator.

Option locators provide different ways of specifying options of an HTML Select element (e.g. for selecting a specific option, or for asserting that the selected option satisfies a specification). There are several forms of Select Option Locator.

  • label=labelPattern:

matches options based on their labels, i.e. the visible text. (This is the default.)

  • label=regexp:^[Oo]ther
  • value=valuePattern:

matches options based on their values.

  • value=other
  • id=id:

matches options based on their ids.

  • id=option1
  • index=index:

matches an option based on its index (offset from zero).

  • index=2

If no option locator prefix is provided, the default behaviour is to match on label.

‘selectLocator’ is an element locator identifying a drop-down menu ‘optionLocator’ is an option locator (a label by default)

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 515
515:         def select(selectLocator,optionLocator)
516:             remote_control_command("select", [selectLocator,optionLocator,])
517:         end

Selects a frame within the current window. (You may invoke this command multiple times to select nested frames.) To select the parent frame, use "relative=parent" as a locator; to select the top frame, use "relative=top". You can also select a frame by its 0-based index number; select the first frame with "index=0", or the third frame with "index=2".

You may also use a DOM expression to identify the frame you want directly, like this: dom=frames["main"].frames

‘locator’ is an element locator identifying a frame or iframe

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 682
682:         def select_frame(locator)
683:             remote_control_command("selectFrame", [locator,])
684:         end

Simplifies the process of selecting a popup window (and does not offer functionality beyond what selectWindow() already provides).

  • If windowID is either not specified, or specified as

"null", the first non-top window is selected. The top window is the one that would be selected by selectWindow() without providing a windowID . This should not be used when more than one popup window is in play.

  • Otherwise, the window will be looked up considering

windowID as the following in order: 1) the "name" of the window, as specified to window.open(); 2) a javascript variable which is a reference to a window; and 3) the title of the window. This is the same ordered lookup performed by selectWindow .

‘windowID’ is an identifier for the popup window, which can take on a number of different meanings

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 657
657:         def select_pop_up(windowID)
658:             remote_control_command("selectPopUp", [windowID,])
659:         end

Selects a popup window using a window locator; once a popup window has been selected, all commands go to that window. To select the main window again, use null as the target.

Window locators provide different ways of specifying the window object: by title, by internal JavaScript "name," or by JavaScript variable.

  • title=My Special Window:

Finds the window using the text that appears in the title bar. Be careful; two windows can share the same title. If that happens, this locator will just pick one.

  • name=myWindow:

Finds the window using its internal JavaScript "name" property. This is the second parameter "windowName" passed to the JavaScript method window.open(url, windowName, windowFeatures, replaceFlag) (which Selenium intercepts).

  • var=variableName:

Some pop-up windows are unnamed (anonymous), but are associated with a JavaScript variable name in the current application window, e.g. "window.foo = window.open(url);". In those cases, you can open the window using "var=foo".

If no window locator prefix is provided, we‘ll try to guess what you mean like this: 1.) if windowID is null, (or the string "null") then it is assumed the user is referring to the original window instantiated by the browser). 2.) if the value of the "windowID" parameter is a JavaScript variable name in the current application window, then it is assumed that this variable contains the return value from a call to the JavaScript window.open() method. 3.) Otherwise, selenium looks in a hash it maintains that maps string names to window "names". 4.) If that fails, we‘ll try looping over all of the known windows to try to find the appropriate "title". Since "title" is not necessarily unique, this may have unexpected behavior. If you‘re having trouble figuring out the name of a window that you want to manipulate, look at the Selenium log messages which identify the names of windows created via window.open (and therefore intercepted by Selenium). You will see messages like the following for each window as it is opened: debug: window.open call intercepted; window ID (which you can use with selectWindow()) is "myNewWindow" In some cases, Selenium will be unable to intercept a call to window.open (if the call occurs during or before the "onLoad" event, for example). (This is bug SEL-339.) In those cases, you can force Selenium to notice the open window‘s name by using the Selenium openWindow command, using an empty (blank) url, like this: openWindow("", "myFunnyWindow").

‘windowID’ is the JavaScript window ID of the window to select

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 635
635:         def select_window(windowID)
636:             remote_control_command("selectWindow", [windowID,])
637:         end

Sets the threshold for browser-side logging messages; log messages beneath this threshold will be discarded. Valid logLevel strings are: "debug", "info", "warn", "error" or "off". To see the browser logs, you need to either show the log window in GUI mode, or enable browser-side logging in Selenium RC.

‘logLevel’ is one of the following: "debug", "info", "warn", "error" or "off"

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1503
1503:         def set_browser_log_level(logLevel)
1504:             remote_control_command("setBrowserLogLevel", [logLevel,])
1505:         end

Writes a message to the status bar and adds a note to the browser-side log.

‘context’ is the message to be sent to the browser

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1613
1613:         def set_context(context)
1614:             remote_control_command("setContext", [context,])
1615:         end

Moves the text cursor to the specified position in the given input element or textarea. This method will fail if the specified element isn‘t an input element or textarea.

‘locator’ is an element locator pointing to an input element or textarea ‘position’ is the numerical position of the cursor in the field; position should be 0 to move the position to the beginning of the field. You can also set the cursor to -1 to move it to the end of the field.

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1247
1247:         def set_cursor_position(locator,position)
1248:             remote_control_command("setCursorPosition", [locator,position,])
1249:         end

Configure the number of pixels between "mousemove" events during dragAndDrop commands (default=10). Setting this value to 0 means that we‘ll send a "mousemove" event to every single pixel in between the start location and the end location; that can be very slow, and may cause some browsers to force the JavaScript to timeout. If the mouse speed is greater than the distance between the two dragged objects, we‘ll just send one "mousemove" at the start location and then one final one at the end location.

‘pixels’ is the number of pixels between "mousemove" events

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1169
1169:         def set_mouse_speed(pixels)
1170:             remote_control_command("setMouseSpeed", [pixels,])
1171:         end

Set execution speed (i.e., set the millisecond length of a delay which will follow each selenium operation). By default, there is no such delay, i.e., the delay is 0 milliseconds.

‘value’ is the number of milliseconds to pause after operation

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 446
446:         def set_speed(value)
447:             remote_control_command("setSpeed", [value,])
448:         end

Specifies the amount of time that Selenium will wait for actions to complete.

Actions that require waiting include "open" and the "waitFor*" actions.

The default timeout is 30 seconds.

‘timeout’ is a timeout in milliseconds, after which the action will return with an error

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1401
1401:         def set_timeout(timeout)
1402:             remote_control_command("setTimeout", [timeout,])
1403:         end

Press the shift key and hold it down until doShiftUp() is called or a new page is loaded.

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 227
227:         def shift_key_down()
228:             remote_control_command("shiftKeyDown", [])
229:         end

Release the shift key.

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 234
234:         def shift_key_up()
235:             remote_control_command("shiftKeyUp", [])
236:         end

Kills the running Selenium Server and all browser sessions. After you run this command, you will no longer be able to send commands to the server; you can‘t remotely start the server once it has been stopped. Normally you should prefer to run the "stop" command, which terminates the current browser session, rather than shutting down the entire server.

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      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1659
1659:         def shut_down_selenium_server()
1660:             remote_control_command("shutDownSeleniumServer", [])
1661:         end

Submit the specified form. This is particularly useful for forms without submit buttons, e.g. single-input "Search" forms.

‘formLocator’ is an element locator for the form you want to submit

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 554
554:         def submit(formLocator)
555:             remote_control_command("submit", [formLocator,])
556:         end

Sets the value of an input field, as though you typed it in.

Can also be used to set the value of combo boxes, check boxes, etc. In these cases, value should be the value of the option selected, not the visible text.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘value’ is the value to type

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     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 418
418:         def type(locator,value)
419:             remote_control_command("type", [locator,value,])
420:         end

Simulates keystroke events on the specified element, as though you typed the value key-by-key.

This is a convenience method for calling keyDown, keyUp, keyPress for every character in the specified string; this is useful for dynamic UI widgets (like auto-completing combo boxes) that require explicit key events. Unlike the simple "type" command, which forces the specified value into the page directly, this command may or may not have any visible effect, even in cases where typing keys would normally have a visible effect. For example, if you use "typeKeys" on a form element, you may or may not see the results of what you typed in the field. In some cases, you may need to use the simple "type" command to set the value of the field and then the "typeKeys" command to send the keystroke events corresponding to what you just typed.

‘locator’ is an element locator ‘value’ is the value to type

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 437
437:         def type_keys(locator,value)
438:             remote_control_command("typeKeys", [locator,value,])
439:         end

Uncheck a toggle-button (checkbox/radio)

‘locator’ is an element locator

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 472
472:         def uncheck(locator)
473:             remote_control_command("uncheck", [locator,])
474:         end

Allows choice of one of the available libraries.

‘libraryName’ is name of the desired library Only the following three can be chosen: * "ajaxslt" - Google‘s library* "javascript-xpath" - Cybozu Labs’ faster library* "default" - The default library. Currently the default library is "ajaxslt" . If libraryName isn‘t one of these three, then no change will be made.

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1604
1604:         def use_xpath_library(libraryName)
1605:             remote_control_command("useXpathLibrary", [libraryName,])
1606:         end

Runs the specified JavaScript snippet repeatedly until it evaluates to "true". The snippet may have multiple lines, but only the result of the last line will be considered.

Note that, by default, the snippet will be run in the runner‘s test window, not in the window of your application. To get the window of your application, you can use the JavaScript snippet selenium.browserbot.getCurrentWindow(), and then run your JavaScript in there

‘script’ is the JavaScript snippet to run ‘timeout’ is a timeout in milliseconds, after which this command will return with an error

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1389
1389:         def wait_for_condition(script,timeout)
1390:             remote_control_command("waitForCondition", [script,timeout,])
1391:         end

Waits for a new frame to load.

Selenium constantly keeps track of new pages and frames loading, and sets a "newPageLoaded" flag when it first notices a page load.

See waitForPageToLoad for more information.

‘frameAddress’ is FrameAddress from the server side ‘timeout’ is a timeout in milliseconds, after which this command will return with an error

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1432
1432:         def wait_for_frame_to_load(frameAddress,timeout)
1433:             remote_control_command("waitForFrameToLoad", [frameAddress,timeout,])
1434:         end

Waits for a new page to load.

You can use this command instead of the "AndWait" suffixes, "clickAndWait", "selectAndWait", "typeAndWait" etc. (which are only available in the JS API). Selenium constantly keeps track of new pages loading, and sets a "newPageLoaded" flag when it first notices a page load. Running any other Selenium command after turns the flag to false. Hence, if you want to wait for a page to load, you must wait immediately after a Selenium command that caused a page-load.

‘timeout’ is a timeout in milliseconds, after which this command will return with an error

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1417
1417:         def wait_for_page_to_load(timeout)
1418:             remote_control_command("waitForPageToLoad", [timeout,])
1419:         end

Waits for a popup window to appear and load up.

‘windowID’ is the JavaScript window "name" of the window that will appear (not the text of the title bar) If unspecified, or specified as "null", this command will wait for the first non-top window to appear (don‘t rely on this if you are working with multiple popups simultaneously). ‘timeout’ is a timeout in milliseconds, after which the action will return with an error. If this value is not specified, the default Selenium timeout will be used. See the setTimeout() command.

[Source]

     # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 723
723:         def wait_for_pop_up(windowID,timeout)
724:             remote_control_command("waitForPopUp", [windowID,timeout,])
725:         end

Gives focus to the currently selected window

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1201
1201:         def window_focus()
1202:             remote_control_command("windowFocus", [])
1203:         end

Resize currently selected window to take up the entire screen

[Source]

      # File lib/selenium/client/generated_driver.rb, line 1208
1208:         def window_maximize()
1209:             remote_control_command("windowMaximize", [])
1210:         end

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