selenium-webdriverScrolling

Introduction

This Topic will provide several approaches of how to perform scrolling with selenium

Scrolling using Python

1. Scrolling to target element ("BROWSE TEMPLATES" button at the bottom of page) with Actions

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get('http://www.w3schools.com/')
target = driver.find_element_by_link_text('BROWSE TEMPLATES')
actions = ActionChains(driver)
actions.move_to_element(target)
actions.perform()

2. Scrolling to target element ("BROWSE TEMPLATES" button at the bottom of page) with JavaScript

from selenium import webdriver

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get('http://www.w3schools.com/')
target = driver.find_element_by_link_text('BROWSE TEMPLATES')
driver.execute_script('arguments[0].scrollIntoView(true);', target)

3. Scrolling to target element ("BROWSE TEMPLATES" button at the bottom of page) with built-in method

from selenium import webdriver

    driver = webdriver.Chrome()
    driver.get('http://www.w3schools.com/')
    target = driver.find_element_by_link_text('BROWSE TEMPLATES')
    target.location_once_scrolled_into_view

Note that location_once_scrolled_into_view also returns x, y coordinates of element after scrolling

4. Scrolling to the bottom of page with Keys

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys 

driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get('http://www.w3schools.com/')
driver.find_element_by_tag_name('body').send_keys(Keys.END) # Use send_keys(Keys.HOME) to scroll up to the top of page

Note that send_keys(Keys.DOWN)/send_keys(Keys.UP) and send_keys(Keys.PAGE_DOWN)/send_keys(Keys.PAGE_UP) also could be used for scrolling

Different Scrolling using java with different ways

Below give solution can be also use in another supported programming languages with some syntax changes


  1. To do Scroll down page/section/division in webpage while there is custom scroll bar(Not browser scroll). Click Here For demo and check scroll bar has its independent element.

In below given code pass your scroll bar element and require scroll points.

    public static boolean scroll_Page(WebElement webelement, int scrollPoints)
    {
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scroll_Page ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);

        // drag downwards
        int numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown = 10;
        for (int i = 10; i < scrollPoints; i = i + numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webelement).clickAndHold().moveByOffset(0, numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarDown).release(webelement).build().perform();
        }
        Thread.sleep(500);
        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scroll_Page ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- scroll is unsucessfully done in scroll_Page ----------------");
        e.printStackTrace();
        return false;
    }
  }

  1. To do Scroll Up page/section/division in webpage while there is custom scroll bar(Not browser scroll). Click Here For demo and check scroll bar has its independent element.

In below given code pass your scroll bar element and require scroll points.

public static boolean scroll_Page_Up(WebElement webelement, int scrollPoints)
{
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scroll_Page_Up ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);
        // drag upwards
        int numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarUp = -10;
        for (int i = scrollPoints; i > 10; i = i + numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarUp)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webelement).clickAndHold().moveByOffset(0, numberOfPixelsToDragTheScrollbarUp).release(webelement).build().perform();
        }
        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scroll_Page_Up ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- scroll is unsucessfully done in scroll_Page_Up----------------");
        e.printStackTrace();
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll down when multiple browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll down with Page Down Key. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your scroll area element like <div> and require page down key.

 public static boolean pageDown_New(WebElement webeScrollArea, int iLoopCount)
 {
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - pageDown_New ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);

        for (int i = 0; i <= iLoopCount; i++)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webeScrollArea).click().sendKeys(Keys.PAGE_DOWN).build().perform();
        }
        System.out.println"---------------- Ending - pageDown_New ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Not able to do page down ----------------");
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll UP when multiple browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll Up with Page UP Key. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your scroll area element like <div> and require page up key.

public static boolean pageUp_New(WebElement webeScrollArea, int iLoopCount)
{
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - pageUp_New ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);

        for (int i = 0; i <= iLoopCount; i++)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webeScrollArea).click().sendKeys(Keys.PAGE_UP).build().perform();
        }
        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - pageUp_New ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Not able to do page up ----------------");
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll Down when multiple browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll down with Only Down arrow Key. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your scroll area element like <div> and require down key.

public static boolean scrollDown_Keys(WebElement webeScrollArea, int iLoopCount)
{
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scrollDown_Keys ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);

        for (int i = 0; i <= iLoopCount; i++)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webeScrollArea).click().sendKeys(Keys.DOWN).build().perform();
        }
        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scrollDown_Keys ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Not able to do scroll down with keys----------------");
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll Up when multiple browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll Up with Only Up arrow Key. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your scroll area element like <div> and require up key.

public static boolean scrollUp_Keys(WebElement webeScrollArea, int iLoopCount)
{
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scrollUp_Keys ----------------");
        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        dragger = new Actions(driver);

        for (int i = 0; i <= iLoopCount; i++)
        {
            dragger.moveToElement(webeScrollArea).click().sendKeys(Keys.UP).build().perform();
        }
        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scrollUp_Keys ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Not able to do scroll up with keys----------------");
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll Up/Down when browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll Up/Down with Only fixed point. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your scroll point. Positive means down and negative means scroll up.

public static boolean scroll_without_WebE(int scrollPoint)
{
    JavascriptExecutor jse;
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scroll_without_WebE ----------------");

        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        jse = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
        jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0," + scrollPoint + ")", "");

        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scroll_without_WebE ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- scroll is unsucessful in scroll_without_WebE ----------------");
        e.printStackTrace();
        return false;
    }
}

  1. To do scroll Up/Down when browser scroll (In-Built browser) and you want to scroll Up/Down to For make element in visible area or dynamic scroll. Click Here for demo

In below given code pass your element.

public static boolean scroll_to_WebE(WebElement webe)
{
    try
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- Started - scroll_to_WebE ----------------");

        driver = ExecutionSetup.getDriver();
        ((JavascriptExecutor) driver).executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView();", webe);

        System.out.println("---------------- Ending - scroll_to_WebE ----------------");
        return true;
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        System.out.println("---------------- scroll is unsucessful in scroll_to_WebE ----------------");
        e.printStackTrace();
        return false;
    }
}

Note : Please verify your case and use methods. If any case is missing then let me know.