Tag Name Locator in WebDriverIO

Tag Name Locator in WebDriverIO

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Tag Name Locator in WebDriverIO

Tag Name Locators is used to identify an element with Tag Name. Although it is being used very rarely.

Pre-requisite: Have ‘Visual Studio Code’ IDE installed in your machine (Click here to install if not installed in your machine)

Here is the small Exercise to print text under <Button> Tag using Tag Name Locator in WebDriverIO: –

Note: – We will print text of only 1st Button tag encountered to us during our search of <Button> tag on omayo.blogspot.com

Using Tag Name Locator

First, I will demonstrate the exercise we need to perform to text associated with Button Tag using Tag Name Locator in WebDriverIO, and then, followed by practically demonstrating the WebDriverIO Automation code for achieving it.


1)  Navigate to http://omayo.blogspot.com/

2) Find 1st Button Tag on the page.

3) Print the text available on first <button>tag i.e., ‘LogIn’

Practical Demonstration:

Following are the Steps to Perform above Exercise (i.e. print visible text of button element using Tag Name Locator of WebDriverIO, using WebDriverIO Automation code in ‘Visual Studio Code’ IDE:

Pre-requisite: Download the Project from here (Click here to Download) and Unzip it.

1) Open Visual Studio Code on your system

2) Click on File and Select Open Folder. Select the project folder from the above-extracted ZIP file:

3) Expand ‘test’ from the Explorer, right click on the displayed ‘specs’ and select ‘New File’ option as shown below:

4) Give any name of the newly created file say “Tag_Name_Test.js” and copy the below-given code into the newly created file as shown below and save the file:

The following is the WebDriverIO sample code for printing visible text of button element from ‘Omayo.blogspot.com’ application:

You can understand this code, by reading the comments provided in the below code:

Copy the code from here:

const assert = require('assert');
describe('print visible text using Tag Name locator ',() => {
  it('should print visible text using Tag Name locator',() => {

5) Click on ‘wdio.conf.js’ to open in the IDE, and make sure the Test file name is updated properly in this file as shown below and save it:

6) Click on Terminal and Open New Terminal.

7) By Default, Powershell Terminal will open as shown below:

8) Run geckodriver.exe in the Powershell terminal as shown below to run Geckodriver in background.

If you don’t see anything, that means the geckodriver is running in the background.

9) Open Another Terminal in the same way we did in step 6 and run below command in terminal.

.\node_modules\.bin\wdio .\wdio.conf.js

Observe that the ‘Tag_Name_Locator_Test’ will get executed successfully, the Firefox Browser will launch and then Visible text of 1st Login Button of webpage gets Printed by WebDriverIO Automation code.

And also, the result will be displayed as ‘Passed’ in the terminal as shown below:

This is how we can print visible text of button element using Tag Name Locator of WebDriverIO. I will explain handling other different UI elements on the webpages using WebDriverIO in the upcoming articles.

Next Steps:

> To learn more about WebDriverIO, continue to the next post (Click on Next Post link below)

> Check complete WebDriverIO Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

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