Selenium C# Tutorial: Using the Text Field and Button elements (C#)

Updated: Jan 26

In this article, I will review the most commonly used elements: the text box (A web element that enables the user to work with text.) and the button (a controller that allows the user to trigger a new event).


The available methods and properties for working with these elements:

Note:

When using text fields, the “.Text” property will not work as in text boxes; the text resides under the ”value” attribute. So to use it, you will have to use the “GetAttribute("value")” method.


Algorithm:

1. Log in to the machtested blog.

2. Enter Text to the search field and remove it (SendKeys () and Clear ()).

3. Re-enter text and print it to the console.

4. Click the “Search” button.



Code:

class Program

{

static void Main(string[] args)

{

IWebDriver firefoxDriver = new FirefoxDriver();

string searchField = "q";

string searchButton = "gsc-search-button";

Backlog.TestPreperationForMachTested(firefoxDriver);

Thread.Sleep(3000);

Backlog.LocateSearchFieldInBlog(firefoxDriver, searchField, "Text Example");

Backlog.LocateButton(firefoxDriver,searchButton);

}

}


static public class Backlog

{

static IWebElement searchFieldtextBox;

static IWebElement searchFieldButton;

internal static void TestPreperationForMachTested(IWebDriver webDriver)

{

webDriver.Navigate().GoToUrl("http://www.machtested.com/");

Thread.Sleep(15000);

webDriver.FindElement(By.Id("fclose-button")).Click();//Approve FaceBook Bunner

}

internal static void TestPreperationForAgileQuality(IWebDriver webDriver)

{

webDriver.Navigate().GoToUrl("http://www.agilequalitymadeeasy.com/");

Thread.Sleep(15000);

webDriver.FindElement(By.XPath("/html/body/div[2]/div/div[2]/button[2]")).Click();

}

internal static void LocateSearchFieldInBlog(IWebDriver driver, string elementLocation, string textToAdd)

{

try

{

searchFieldtextBox = driver.FindElement(By.Name(elementLocation));

searchFieldtextBox.SendKeys(textToAdd); //Add Text

searchFieldtextBox.Clear();//Clear Text

searchFieldtextBox.SendKeys(textToAdd); //Re-add test

Console.WriteLine(searchFieldtextBox.GetAttribute("value"));//Get Text in the field

}

catch (NoSuchElementException)

{

Console.WriteLine("Element is not found");

}

}


internal static void LocateButton(IWebDriver driver, string elementLocation)

{

try

{

searchFieldButton = driver.FindElement(By.ClassName(elementLocation));

searchFieldButton.Click();

}

catch (NoSuchElementException)

{

Console.WriteLine("Element is not found");

}

}

}



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