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New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text box field

New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text box field

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

click is one of the commands in Selenium IDE.

The purpose of click command in Selenium IDE, is to click on any UI element in the application.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate click command in Selenium IDE for clicking the below-shown text box field on the page:

click Selenium IDE - text field demo

Why we have to click inside the text box field as shown above?

There may be some situations where you need to first click inside the text box field before entering the text into it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enter the text into the text box field without first clicking inside it.

Let’s get started.

New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text box field

Follow the below steps for practicing click command for clicking inside a text box field using Selenium IDE along with me:

1) Execute the open command in Selenium IDE as explained in the previous article: Selenium IDE – open command

2) Now click on the second row in the Selenium IDE’s Test Script Editor Box as shown below:

type Selenium IDE - click Row

3) While the second row is selected in step 2, enter the Selenium IDE command ‘click’ to the Command box field and enter the name locating strategy name=q into the Target box field as shown below:

Note: The locating strategy name=q is for locating the ‘Search this blog’ text box field on the http://omayo.blogspot.com/ URL page (Shown at the beginning of the article).

click Selenium IDE - type

4) Click on ‘Run current test’ option as shown below:

click Selenium IDE - run

5) Observe that the click command in the Selenium IDE will be executed, the ‘Search this blog’ text box field will be clicked inside as shown below:

Note: You will see that the mouse cursor will be clicking inside the text box field for a less period of time.

click Selenium IDE - executed

Here concludes the practical demonstration of using click command in Selenium IDE for clicking inside a text box field.

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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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