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This is Watir - Web Application Testing In Ruby http://wtr.rubyforge.org
Install Ruby http://ruby-lang.org
First you need to install Ruby using the one-click installer for Windows. We
recommend Ruby 1.8.6. (Even if you are using modal dialogs.)
Install Watir
Watir is packaged as a gem, a Ruby library that can be installed over the
internet.
Watir 1.5 was released in September 2007. To install it, type this at a
command prompt:
gem install watir
Watir 1.4 was released in August 2005. If you are upgrading from it, see
these notes: http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/Development+Builds
How To Use:
This only works on Windows.
Requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer.
Check out the mail lists and the documentation for the workarounds.
User Guide: http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/User+Guide
Unit Tests:
Run the unittests in a cmd shell. Go to the dir where you installed it and then type 'ruby unittests/core_tests.rb'.
See the user guide if you are having problems with security blocking.
Typical Usage
# include the controller
require 'watir'
# create an instance of the controller
ie = Watir::IE.new
# go to the page you want to test
ie.goto('http://myserver/mypage')
# to enter text into a text field - assuming the field is named 'username'
ie.text_field(:name, 'username').set('Paul')
# if there was a text field that had an id of 'company_ID', you could set it to 'Ruby Co':
ie.text_field(:id ,'company_ID').set('Ruby Co')
# to click a button that has a caption of 'Cancel'
ie.button(:value, 'Cancel').click
Identifying something using two or more identifying characteristics
# Html objects can also be identified via a combination of two of the above methods,
# for example to click a span with a class name of 'Label', and whose text is 'Add new', one could say
ie.span(:class =>'Label', :text => 'Add new').click
# Or to find one object within another (for example the first text_field within a div of class
# 'PasswordInput', where your password equals 'MyPassword'), one could say
ie.div(:class, 'PasswordInput').text_field(:index, 1).set('MyPassword')
The ways that are available to identify an html object depend upon the object type, but include
:id used for an object that has an ID attribute.*
:name used for an object that has a name attribute.*
:value value of text fields, captions of buttons.
:index finds the nth object of the specified type - eg button(:index , 2) finds the second button. This is 1 based. <br>
:class used for an object that has a class attribute.
:text used for links and other objects that contain text.
:xpath finds the item using xpath query
* :id and :name are the quickest of these to process, and so should be used when possible to speed up scripts.
These 2 web sites provide info on Internet Explorer and on the DOM as implemented by Internet Explorer
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/browser/webbrowser/webbrowser.asp
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/browser/overview/overview.asp
Command line options:
-b (background) Run Internet Explorer invisible
-f (fast) Run tests very fast
Note that if you also use test/unit, you will need to require 'watir' first to avoid conflicts
with its command line switches.
Javascript Pop Up Support
Watir now optionally installs AutoIt - http://www.autoitscript.com/
This is the prefered method for dealing wth pop ups, file requesters etc. Support for Winclickers will be removed.
Contacts:
Bret Pettichord (bret@pettichord.com)
Charley Baker (charley.baker@gmail.com)
Paul Rogers (paul.rogers@shaw.ca)
The mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/watir-general
Contributors:
Bret Pettichord
Paul Rogers
Jonathan Kohl
Chris Morris
Karlin Fox
Lorenzo Jorquera
Atilla Ozgur
Justin McCarthy
Chris McMahon
Elisabeth Hendrickson
Michael Kelly
Peter Chau
Danny Faught
Andy Sipe
John Lloyd-Jones
Chris Hedges
Park Heesob
Shashank Date
Jared Luxenberg
Alexey Verkhovsky
Tuyet Cong-Ton-Nu
Jeff Wood
Angrez Singh
Abhishek Goliya
Yaxin Wang
Michael Bolton
Paul Carvalho
Konstantin Sobolev
David Schmidt
Dara Lillis
Charley Baker
Prema Arya
Xavier Noria
Jeff Fry
Zeljko Filipin
Paul Taylor - Bug fix 194
Vincent Xu - Chinese input support
Tomislav Car - Filefield fix (210)
Michael Hwee & Aidy Lewis - Multiple attribute support for FireWatir (233)
Alan Baird - Fix for visible? method (253)
Jari Bakken - Regexp support for includes? and selected? methods for select lists (261)
Acknowledgements:
Chris Morris
Brian Marick
Jonathan Kohl
Penny Tonita
Janet Gregory
Andy Tinkham
Jacinda Scott (logo creator)
Thanks for your ideas and support!
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