selenium-webdriver Interaction With Web Element

C#

Clearing the Content of element(Generally Text Box)

interactionWebElement.Clear();  

Entering data to element (Generally Text Box)

interactionWebElement.SendKeys("Text");

Storing the value of the element.

string valueinTextBox = interactionWebElement.GetAttribute("value");

Storing Text of element.

string textOfElement = interactionWebElement.Text; 

Clicking on an Element

interactionWebElement.Click();

Submitting a Form

interactionWebElement.Submit(); 

Identifing the visibility of an element on the page

bool isDisplayed=interactionWebElement.Displayed; 

Identifing the state of an element on the page

bool isEnabled = interactionWebElement.Enabled; 

bool isSelected=interactionWebElement.Selected; 

Locating child element of interactionWebElement

IWebElement childElement = interactionWebElement.FindElement(By.Id("childElementId")); 

Locating child elements of interactionWebElement

Ilist<IWebElement> childElements = interactionWebElement.FindElements(By.TagName("childElementsTagName"));

Java

Clearing the content of a web element: (note - when simulating user actions in tests, it's better to send backspace, see next action)

interactionWebElement.clear();

Entering data - simulating sending keystrokes:

interactionWebElement.sendKeys("Text");
interactionWebElement.sendKeys(Keys.CONTROL + "c"); // copy to clipboard.

Getting the value of an element's attribute:

interactionWebElement.getAttribute("value");
interactionWebElement.getAttribute("style");

Getting element's text:

String elementsText = interactionWebElement.getText();

Selecting from dropdown:

Select dropDown = new Select(webElement);
dropDown.selectByValue(value);

Self explanatory:

interactionWebElement.click();
interactionWebElement.submit(); //for forms
interactionWebElement.isDisplayed();
interactionWebElement.isEnabled(); // for exampale - is clickable.
interactionWebElement.isSelected(); // for radio buttons.

Actions using org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions:

Drag & Drop:

Action dragAndDrop = builder.clickAndHold(someElement)
   .moveToElement(otherElement)
   .release(otherElement)
   .build();

dragAndDrop.perform();

Select multiple:

Action selectMultiple = builder.keyDown(Keys.CONTROL)
   .click(someElement)
   .click(someOtherElement)
   .keyUp(Keys.CONTROL);

dragAndDrop.perform();

Self explanatory (using builder):

builder.doubleClick(webElement).perform();
builder.moveToElement(webElement).perform(); //hovering

See here for more examples of advanced actions and a complete list.


Using Javascript:

// Scroll to view element:
((JavascriptExecutor) driver).executeJavaScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView(true);", webElement);