How can I use a “JavaScriptExecutor” for performing a click on a web element?

187    Asked by Aalapprabhakaran in QA Testing , Asked on Feb 8, 2024

I am currently engaged in a particular task that is related to using a “JavaScriptExecutor” for performing a click on a particular web-based element when the standard WebDriver click method would fail to trigger the actions that I desired. How can I perform this particular task? 

 In the context of selenium, you can handle the standard WebDriver click method by using the several steps which are given below:-

Identity the web element

You can locate the web element by using an appropriate locator strategy such as ID, class, XPath, etc.

Create

You can initialize the “JavaScriptExecutor” by casting your particular web driver Object.

JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
Execute javascript click
You can use the “executeScript” to trigger the click event on the elements that are identified.
WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.id(“yourElementId”));
Js.executeScript(“arguments[0].click();”, element);

Verify the action

You can execute additional verifications or even wait if necessary so that you can ensure that the actions that are desired are triggered by the click is successful

WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10);
Wait.until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable(By.id(“yourElementId”)));


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