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Selenium Locators – Installing and using Ranorex Selocity Add-on

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As explained in one of the previous posts, Firebug and Firepath add-ons for locating and validating the UI elements on the page got deprecated and discontinued and we have to use alternative add-ons in place of Firebug and Firepath.

Though ChroPath is the best alternative of Firebug & Firepath in locating the UI elements and validating the XPath Expressions & CSS Selectors, we can also use Ranorex Selocity in Chrome browser to auto-generate the XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors.

Note: Ranorex Selocity add-on of chrome browser can only be used for auto-generating XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors for the UI elements on the page.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate auto-generating XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors using the Ranorex Selocity chrome add-on.

Let’s get started.

Installing and using Ranorex Selocity Add-on in Chrome

Follow the below steps for auto-generating the XPath Expressions and CSS Selector for the UI elements on the page using Ranorex Selocity Add-on in Chrome browser:

1) Open Chrome browser, google search for ‘Ranorex Selocity’ and click on the below link from the search results:

Ranorex Selocity - Search

2) Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button from the Chrome Web Store page of ‘Ranorex Selocity’ as shown below:

Ranorex Selocity - Add to chrome

3) Click on ‘Add Extension’ button on the displayed dialog as shown below:

Ranorex Selocity - Add Extension

4) Observe that the Ranorex Selocity Add-on got added to the Chrome Browser as shown below:

Ranorex Selocity - Added

5) Open any application say  http://omayo.blogspot.com/ in the Chrome Browser as shown below:

Ranorex Selocity - Open App

6) As Ranorex Selocity Add-on is successfully installed and added to the chrome browser, we can simply get it options by right-clicking on the page.

Let’s right-click on the Text Area field and observe that we are getting the Ranorex Selocity options to copy the auto-generated XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors as shown below:

Ranorex Selocity - Copy

Select the above ‘Copy’ options to copy the auto-generated XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors by the Ranorex Selocity addon and use them for locating the required UI elements on the web page.

Here concludes this article.

In the next article, I will explain a different alternative for Firebug and Firepath.

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About Me > Arun Motoori

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