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Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook

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Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook

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Overview of this book

This book is an incremental guide that will help you learn and use the advanced features of the Selenium toolset including the WebDriver API in various situations to build a reliable test automation. You start off by setting up the test development environment and gain tips on the advanced locater strategy and the effective use of the Selenium WebDriver API. After that, the use of design patterns such as data - driven tests and PageFactory are demonstrated. You will then be familiarised with extending Selenium WebDriver API by implementing custom tasks and setting up your own distributed environment to run tests in parallel for cross-browser testing. Finally, we give you some tips on integrating Selenium WebDriver with other popular tools and testing mobile applications. By the end of this book, you will have learned enough to solve complex testing issues on your own.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Implementing an extension for the WebElement object to highlight elements

During the test execution, there is no way to highlight an element. This will help us to see what is actually going on in the browser. This method will slow down the tests a bit, but sometimes it's a useful way to debug tests.

In this recipe, we will create an extension for WebElement and provide the highlight Elements() method at runtime.

Getting ready

Create a new Java class file for the class, or you can use the class created in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

Add the highlightElement() method to the WebElementExtender class, as follows:

import org.openqa.selenium.JavascriptExecutor;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.internal.WrapsDriver;

public class WebElementExtender {

   public static void highlightElement(WebElement element) {
      for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {
        WrapsDriver wrappedElement = (WrapsDriver) element;