This is deprecated. Please use 'page-object' instead. This is a page helper for Watir/Watir-WebDriver that allows use easy access to elements.
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Latest commit c08b6e4 Sep 20, 2012 @alisterscott 1.0.3

README.md

THIS GEM HAS BEEN DEPRECATED.

watir-page-helper

This is a page helper for Watir-WebDriver that allows use easy access to elements, and a way to interactively create page objects.

Example using Page Classes

Simply define a page such as:

require 'watir-webdriver'
require 'watir-page-helper/commands'

class MyPage < WatirPageHelper::Page
  direct_url "http://www.google.com"
  expected_element :text_field, :name => "q"
  expected_title "Google"
  text_field :search_box, :name => "q"
  button :search, :name => "btnG"
end

include WatirPageHelper::Commands

WatirPageHelper.create
visit MyPage do |page|
  page.search_box = "Watirmelon"
  page.search
end
WatirPageHelper.close

Example using Page Modules

First create a file under watir-page-helper/pages named my_page.rb

module WatirPageHelper::MyPage
  extend WatirPageHelper::ClassMethods

  direct_url "http://www.google.com"
  expected_element :text_field, :name => "q"
  expected_title "Google"
  text_field :search_box, :name => "q"
  button :search, :name => "btnG"
end

Now, you can simply use this page in your script

$: << File.dirname(__FILE__)
require 'watir-webdriver'
require 'watir-page-helper/commands'

include WatirPageHelper::Commands

WatirPageHelper.create
visit :my_page do |page|
  page.search_box = "Watirmelon"
  page.search
end
WatirPageHelper.close

Main Methods that the Watir Page Helper provides

Page Methods

  • direct_url: allows you to navigate to a page upon initialization, if visit is set to true
  • expected_title: allows you to automatically assert the expected title of the page when it is initialized
  • expected_element: allows you to initialize the page by looking for a certain element. This is useful for pages that load dynamic content.

Element Methods

  • Element methods for a majority of the Watir-WebDriver supported elements which generate useful helper methods.
  • For example: text_field, select_list, radio_button, form, div, span, h1..h6 etc.

Credits

Thanks to Jeff Morgan: http://www.cheezyworld.com/ and Mark Ryall http://mark.ryall.name/blog/

Contributing to watir-page-helper

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2011 Alister Scott & Mark Ryall. See LICENSE.txt for further details.