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How to use JavaScript Executor in Selenium

What is JavaScript Executor? JavaScript Executor is an interface that is used to execute JavaScript through Selenium driver. That means it is a medium that enables the WebDriver to interact with HTML elements within the browser.There are scenarios where the actual Webdriver commands will not work efficiently as expected and this is where JavaScriptExecutor comes into the picture. As JavaScriptExecutor is a Selenium interface therefore there is no need for an extra plugin or add-on. You can use it directly by importing the package org.openqa.selenium.JavascriptExecutor. Syntax: //To utilize JavascriptExecutor, create a reference for the interface and assign it to the WebDriver instance by type casting it. JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver; //We have created a JavascriptExecutor reference and now we call the executeAsyncScript/executeScript methods. The syntax for executeScript is given below: js.executeScript(Script,Arguments); Script The JavaScript to execute ArgumentsThe arguments to the script(Optional). May be empty. Returns One of Boolean, Long, List, String, List, Boolean, WebElement, or null. JavaScript Executor Methods · executeAsyncScript method This function will execute an asynchronous piece of JavaScript on the current window or frame. With AsyncScript the page renders more quickly instead of forcing users to wait for a script to download before the page renders. · executeScript method This method executes the test script in the context of the currently selected window or frame. The script in the method runs as an anonymous function. If the script has a return statement, the following values are returned: · Boolean · Long · String · List · Web Element Actions we can perform using JavaScript Executor

  1. Click some element

Syntax: Web Element element=driver. findElement(“enter element id”)); //locate the web element JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; // cast driver object to JavaScript Executor js.executeScript(“arguments[0].click();”, element); //access the methods or js.executeScript(“document.getElementById(‘enter element id’).click();”); 2. Scrolling page · Scroll down till end of page Syntax: JavaScript Executor js=(JavaScript Executor)driver; js.executeScript(“window.scrollTo(0,document.body.scrollHeight)”); · Scroll by the visibility of web element on the page Syntax: WebElement element=driver.findElement(“enter element id”)); JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“arguments[0].scrollIntoView();”, element); · Scroll down in a page by specified pixels Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver;js.executeScript(“window.scrollBy(0,2000)”, “ ”); //Specify the number of pixels the page to be scrolled 3. Drawing a border around the element Syntax: WebElement element=driver.findElement(“enter element id”)); JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“arguments[0].style.border=’3px solid red’”, element); This will mark the element in the page with red border 4. Capturing the title or URL of the page Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; String title= js.executeScript(“return document.title;”).toString(); String url=js.executeScript(“return document.URL;”).toString(); 5. Generating Alert Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“alert(‘ This is an alert ‘);”); 6. Refreshing page Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“history.go(0)”); 7. Highlight an element To high light the element , first we have to identify the element uniquely. ‘style.backgroundColor’ changes the background of the element to ‘custom color’. Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“arguments[0].setAttribute(‘ style ’, ‘background: yellow; border: 2px solid red;’); ”, element); 8. Zoom levels with JavaScript Executor Use ‘’ to set the zoom level on the web page. The below code sets the zoom level to 90%. Syntax: JavascriptExecutor js=(JavascriptExecutor)driver; js.executeScript(“’90%’ ”); Happy Learning!! Thank you

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