Class: Capybara::Node::Element

Inherits:
Base
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/capybara/node/element.rb

Overview

A Element represents a single element on the page. It is possible to interact with the contents of this element the same as with a document:

session = Capybara::Session.new(:rack_test, my_app)

bar = session.find('#bar')              # from Capybara::Node::Finders
bar.select('Baz', :from => 'Quox')      # from Capybara::Node::Actions

Element also has access to HTML attributes and other properties of the element:

bar.value
bar.text
bar[:title]

See Also:

Instance Attribute Summary

Attributes inherited from Base

#base, #session

Instance Method Summary (collapse)

Methods inherited from Base

#initialize

Methods included from Matchers

#has_button?, #has_checked_field?, #has_content?, #has_css?, #has_field?, #has_link?, #has_no_button?, #has_no_checked_field?, #has_no_content?, #has_no_css?, #has_no_field?, #has_no_link?, #has_no_select?, #has_no_selector?, #has_no_table?, #has_no_unchecked_field?, #has_no_xpath?, #has_select?, #has_selector?, #has_table?, #has_unchecked_field?, #has_xpath?

Methods included from Actions

#attach_file, #check, #choose, #click_button, #click_link, #click_link_or_button, #fill_in, #select, #uncheck, #unselect

Methods included from Finders

#all, #find, #find_button, #find_by_id, #find_field, #find_link, #first

Constructor Details

This class inherits a constructor from Capybara::Node::Base

Instance Method Details

- (String) [](attribute)

Retrieve the given attribute

element[:title] # => HTML title attribute

Parameters:

  • attribute (Symbol)

    The attribute to retrieve

Returns:

  • (String)

    The value of the attribute



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 50

def [](attribute)
  base[attribute]
end

- (Boolean) checked?

Whether or not the element is checked.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    Whether the element is checked



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 121

def checked?
  base.checked?
end

- (Object) click

Click the Element



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 92

def click
  base.click
end

- (Object) drag_to(node)

Drag the element to the given other element.

source = page.find('#foo')
target = page.find('#bar')
source.drag_to(target)

Parameters:

  • node (Capybara::Element)

    The element to drag to



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 166

def drag_to(node)
  base.drag_to(node.base)
end

- (Object) inspect



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 170

def inspect
  %(#<Capybara::Element tag="#{tag_name}" path="#{path}">)
rescue NotSupportedByDriverError
  %(#<Capybara::Element tag="#{tag_name}">)
end

- (Object) native

Returns The native element from the driver, this allows access to driver specific methods

Returns:

  • (Object)

    The native element from the driver, this allows access to driver specific methods



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 29

def native
  base.native
end

- (String) path

An XPath expression describing where on the page the element can be found

Returns:

  • (String)

    An XPath expression



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 141

def path
  base.path
end

- (Object) select_option

Select this node if is an option element inside a select tag



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 76

def select_option
  base.select_option
end

- (Boolean) selected?

Whether or not the element is selected.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    Whether the element is selected



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 131

def selected?
  base.selected?
end

- (Object) set(value)

Set the value of the form element to the given value.

Parameters:

  • value (String)

    The new value



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 68

def set(value)
  base.set(value)
end

- (String) tag_name

Returns The tag name of the element

Returns:

  • (String)

    The tag name of the element



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 100

def tag_name
  base.tag_name
end

- (String) text

Returns The text of the element

Returns:

  • (String)

    The text of the element



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 37

def text
  base.text
end

- (Object) trigger(event)

Trigger any event on the current element, for example mouseover or focus events. Does not work in Selenium.

Parameters:

  • event (String)

    The name of the event to trigger



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 152

def trigger(event)
  base.trigger(event)
end

- (Object) unselect_option

Unselect this node if is an option element inside a multiple select tag



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 84

def unselect_option
  base.unselect_option
end

- (String) value

Returns The value of the form element

Returns:

  • (String)

    The value of the form element



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 58

def value
  base.value
end

- (Boolean) visible?

Whether or not the element is visible. Not all drivers support CSS, so the result may be inaccurate.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    Whether the element is visible



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# File 'lib/capybara/node/element.rb', line 111

def visible?
  base.visible?
end