Upload a File Using Selenium WebDriver

Web application testing is not only about the on-screen functionality but also involves interacting with external resources, such as images, documents and other media. To upload a file using Selenium, the file path is needed to be set in the input element control before submitting the form. On the form the control to inspect should […]

Get the Parent Node of the Current Selenium WebElement

There are times that the parent is required from the child element. There are two options JavaScript or XPath: WebElement myElement = driver .findElement(By.id("myDiv")); WebElement parent = (WebElement) ((JavascriptExecutor) driver) .executeScript( "return arguments[0].parentNode;", myElement); WebElement myElement = driver.findElement(By.id("myDiv")); WebElement parent = myElement.findElement(By.xpath("..")); But what if the parent of the parent is required? The JavaScript would […]

Switch Windows Using Selenium WebDriver

Some web applications open a new window in order to section specific data entry or view. Selenium can switch windows via the window handle. The following is an example and must be configured for a specific website under test. // Store the current window handle String winHandleBefore = driver.getWindowHandle(); // Perform the click operation that […]

Selenium ChromeDriver for Android

Selenium is well known with automation testing of web applications, but a lot of businesses are moving their attention away from the desktop and onto the mobile platform. The Selenium ChromeDriver allows Selenium tests to be run in a Chrome browser. The best part, is that the Chrome browser on Android devices are compatible. The […]