WebDriverIO – Scroll Into View Command in WebDriverIO

WebDriverIO – Scroll Into View Command in WebDriverIO

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WebDriverIO – Scroll Into View Command in WebDriverIO

Scroll Into View command helps you to scroll to the point where your xpath of the element is located. In Simple words Scroll into View moves page view to the position where your element is located based on the provided xpath.

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 Scrolling to footer of the page, using scrollIntoView() command of WebDriverIO.

Using Scroll Into View Command 

First, I will demonstrate the exercise where we will see the footer view of the webpage by using scrollIntoView() command, followed by practically demonstrating the WebDriverIO Automation code for achieving it.


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

2)  Footer view of omayo.blogspot.com application.

Practical Demonstration:

Following are the Steps to Perform above Exercise (i.e. to reach to the footer view of the webpage by using scrollIntoView() command 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 on which your workspace is present.

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 “Scroll_Into_View_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 moving application view to footer view of the webpage by using scrollIntoView() command of WebDriverIO on ‘Omayo.blogspot.com’ application:

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

Copy the code from here:-

describe('ScrollIntoView Command in WebDriverIO',() => {
    it('should scroll to footer of the webpage',() => {        
           const Footer = $('.footer-cap-top');
           // scroll to specific element

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.

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

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

Observe that the ‘Scroll_Into_View_test.js’ will get executed successfully, the Firefox Browser will launch, then Footer View xpath will be searched and respective action will be taken by WebDriverIO Automation code.

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

This is how, we can take help of ScrollIntoView() Command of WebDriverIO to reach to page view inside Webpage based on the xpath of the element passed to ScrollIntoView() command. I will explain other other commands to perform different operations on 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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