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New Selenium IDE – Using ‘send keys’ command

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘send keys’ command

Refer the article New Selenium IDE – Commands (Selenese), for the complete list of Selenium IDE commands and their practical demonstrations.

send keys is one of the commands in Selenium IDE.

The purpose of the send keys command is to press the required keyboard key using any of the below-specified keyboard keycodes:

Key Code Function
KEY_LEFT Navigation Left
KEY_UP Navigation Up
KEY_RIGHT Navigation Right
KEY_DOWN/td> Navigation Down
KEY_PGUP or KEY_PAGE_UP Page up
KEY_PGDN or KEY_PAGE_DOWN Page down
KEY_BKSP or KEY_BACKSPACE Backspace
KEY_DEL or KEY_DELETE Delete
KEY_ENTER Enter
KEY_TAB Tab

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate send keys command in Selenium IDE to press any required keyboard key as shown below:

send keys Selenium IDE - demo

Let’s get started.

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘send keys’ command

Follow the below steps for practicing send keys command in Selenium IDE along with me:

1) Let’s write the below code in Selenium IDE to press any required key say ‘Enter’ keyboard key as shown below:

Command Target Value
open http://omayo.blogspot.com/
type name=q qafox.com
send keys name=q ${KEY_ENTER}

After incorporating the commands in the above table, our Selenium IDE should look like below:

send keys Selenium IDE - typing

2) Run the test and observe that the qafox.com text will be entered into the search box field and the search will be performed as the Enter keyboard key will be pressed as shown below:

send keys Selenium IDE - executed

Here concludes the practical demonstration of send keys command in Selenium IDE for pressing the ‘Enter’ keyboard key.

In the next article, I will practically demonstrate another Selenium IDE command.

Next Steps:

  • > Check complete Selenium Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

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Happy Learning 🙂

About Me > Arun Motoori

On a mission to contribute to the Software Testing Community in all possible ways.

Refer the article New Selenium IDE – Commands (Selenese), for the complete list of Selenium IDE commands and their practical demonstrations.

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