Web Elements  

Watir automatically generates classes and methods for all HTML5.1 and SVG2 supported elements and their associated attributes. These classes are encapsulated to give easier access to their specific attributes, making it easier to locate them, and providing custom features unique to them.

Here are some basic examples for interacting with elements:

Text Fields

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
t = b.text_field id: 'entry_1000000'
t.exists?
t.set 'your name'
t.value

Select Lists – Combos

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
s = b.select_list id: 'entry_1000001'
s.select 'Ruby'
s.selected_options

Radios

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
r = b.radio value: 'A gem'
r.exists?
r.set
r.set?

Checkboxes

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
c = b.checkbox value: '1.9.2'
c.exists?
c.set
c.set?

Buttons

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
btn = b.button value: 'Submit'
btn.exists?
btn.click
b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
l = b.link text: 'Google Forms'
l.exists?
l.click

Divs & Spans

b = Watir::Browser.start 'bit.ly/watir-webdriver-demo'
d = b.div class: 'ss-form-desc ss-no-ignore-whitespace'
d.exists?
d.text
s = b.span class: 'powered-by-text'
s.exists?
s.text

WYSIWYG Editors

See: WYSIWYG Editors page

Last Updated: August 03, 2018