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Wait for Pop-up

In recent past, I encountered one scenario where you need to automate pop-up in the application. I am blogging this, as many of you may have faced the same issue.You need to automate the below scenario. There is a link present on the Web-page, Pop-up gets opened as you click on the link & perform some action on this pop-up.Now you may wonder what's the big deal in just automating above scenario. I also thought in the same way but my scripts were failing. After investigation I found that when I tried to switch to pop up it was not there,meaning till that time pop up didn't get open.I tried to apply Thread.Sleep ,it worked fine for me. But again using Thread.Sleep can cause many issues like - This may fail if opening a pop up takes longer time If pop up gets open up in fraction of seconds then it will be waste of time. It is not the good practice to use Threa…

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Alternate Way for sendKeys

One of my friend called me yesterday, he had an interview on Selenium WebDriver and got confused on 1 Question.

What is an alternative for sendKeys Method in WebDriver? I also got stammered on this and thought in mind
Why the hell do we need this? There are below possible reason that I could find, When we need any alternative to sendKeys.
When the Text element is disabled or locked, sendKeys can not set the value in text field.
(in my opinion, this is not the correct way of Automation, because the element is locked or disabled by intend to not allow any text insertion)When we want to write huge text as input... that time the way WebDriver work, by sending Series of characters from String one by one, and Which is Very time consuming. so to minimize that time we can use this alternate method So now we have above two problems with sendKeys ......
Solution!!! The best alternative I found is JavaScript
Way 1 to Execute Script WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(); driver…

Selecting Date on JQuery Datepicker

Hello Friends,

In this post we will see how to select specific date in JQuery Datepicker.

Its very easy to enter date as text by .sendKeys() method, but mostly when application uses JQuery Datepicker, it disables typing on the text-box. the text-box sets to read only.

While automating such screens we need to write logic which can interact with Datepicker and selects desired date.

Consider below example of Datepicker.


Html code for above example is


To automate this, we first break apart a problem.
Decide which date we want to set Read the current date from datepicker Calculate difference between both dates in Months(difference will positive in case of set date is in future respective to current date & will negative when set date is in past respective to current date of datepicker) Set loop depends on month difference and navigate the datepicker to specific month Select the Day. 
Lets implement the above logic.
Note: we have used Joda Date Time Library for calculate date and time …

XPATH Basics....

XPATH Basics...
XPath is a text syntax for locating parts of HTML document XPath contains a library of standard functions which helps to locate the WebElement XPath is a W3C recommendation
XPath uses path expressions to select WebElement or sets of WebElements in Web page. These expressions look very much like the expressions you see when you work with a traditional computer file system. like c:\MyFolder\another_folder\myFile.txt
XPATH terminologies Nodes While using Selenium WebDriver, we come across following three types of nodes
elementattributetext Look at below HTML code sample
Link to GoogleLink to YahooLink to FaceBook here div, a are element nodes (element is the basically type of WebElement). Attribute nodes for div element is class and its value is myLink"a" element has text nodes as Link to Google, Link to Yahoo, Link to FaceBook Relationship of Nodes There are various relations available in XPATH but as a selenium user we must have knowledge of below relations…