selenium-webdriver Robot In Selenium Keypress event using Robot API (JAVA)


Example

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;

public class KeyBoardExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            Robot robot = new Robot();
            robot.delay(3000);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_Q); //VK_Q for Q
        } catch (AWTException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

With Selenium

Sometimes we need to press any key in order to test the key press event on web application. For an instance to test the ENTER key on login form we can write something like below with Selenium WebDriver

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class LoginTest {
    
    @Test
    public void testEnterKey() throws InterruptedException
    {
        WebDriver driver=new FirefoxDriver();        
        Robot robot=null;        
        driver.get("test-url");
        driver.manage().window().maximize();
        driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath-expression")).click();
        driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath-expression")).sendKeys("username");
        driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath-expression")).sendKeys("password");        
        try {
            robot=new Robot();
        } catch (AWTException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
        //Keyboard Activity Using Robot Class
        robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_ENTER);
    }
}