Sunday, July 31, 2016

Technique to refresh or reload a page using selenium webdriver

Here are the 5 different ways, using which we can refresh a webpage.

1. Refresh command: One of the most used and simple command for refreshing a webpage.

driver.get("https://google.com");  
driver.navigate().refresh();

2. To command: Using navigate( ).to( ) command we will be doing trick getCurrentUrl() command.

driver.get("https://google.com");  
driver.navigate().to(driver.getCurrentUrl());

3. Get command: This is a tricky one, as it is using another command as an argument to it. If you look carefully, it is just feeding get command with a page url

driver.get("https://google.com");
driver.get(driver.getCurrentUrl());

4. SendKeys command: In this SendKeys command instead of using Key, it is using ASCII code.

driver.get("https://google.com");
driver.findElement(WebElement element).sendKeys("\uE035");


\uE035 is the ASCII code of F5 key.
5. SendKeys command: Second most commonly used command for refreshing a webpage. As it is using a send keys method, we must use this on any Text box on a webpage.
driver.get("https://google.com");
driver.findElement(By.id("firstname-placeholder")).sendKeys(Keys.F5);