Posted about 8 years ago. Visible to the public.

Click on a piece of text in Cucumber / Capyabra

The step definition below lets you write:

When I click on "Foo"

This is useful in Selenium features where the element you click on is not necessarily a link or button, but could be any HTML element with a Javascript event binding.

The easiest way to get this step is to use Spreewald. If you would like to add it manually, here is the step definition:

When /^I click on "([^\"]+)"$/ do |text| matcher = ['*', { :text => text }] element = page.find(:css, *matcher) while better_match = element.first(:css, *matcher) element = better_match end end
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Henning Koch
Last edit:
about 7 years ago
Click, any, HTML, element, (div, img, ...), with, Selenium, non-button, non-link, element
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