Examples - Link Navigation

Last updated 5 months ago


Web-based link navigation can be done quite easily with Flood Chrome. You are able to use a number of different ways to take action on links within in application using visible text, CSS selectors and XPath.

Using Visible Link Text

The simplest way to click on a web link is to use it's visible text link description as follows:

let lnkHoodies = await browser.findElement(By.partialLinkText("Hoodies"))
await lnkHoodies.click()

Using XPath

You are able to use XPath to help locate a link and/or button object by using the link/button properties as follows:

let addHoodieToCart = await browser.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@data-product_id=39]"))
await addHoodieToCart.click()

This is uses the tag property 'data-product_id' to locate the specific link button we would like to click on.

Using CSS Selectors

You can also use an object link or button's CSS properties to locate and click as follows:

let lnkProceedToCheckout = await browser.findElement(By.css('#post-14 > div > div > div > div > div > a'))
await lnkProceedToCheckout.click()

Extended example

For applications that may require a more stable scripting approach due to variations observed in performance - you may wish to include some extra steps around waiting for objects to appear.

let lnkProceedToCheckout = By.css('#post-14 > div > div > div > div > div > a')
await browser.wait(Until.elementIsVisible(lnkProceedToCheckout))
let element = await browser.findElement(lnkProceedToCheckout)
await element.focus()
await element.click()

Here we wait for an element to be visible before proceeding as well as ensure we have application focus on the element before we click on it.