How to highlight elements in use with Selenium WebDriver?

Amar Singh

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How can we highlight the elements in use with Selenium WebDriver?

A reader asked for recommendations on how to use Selenium to make the elements in use visible.

Note: The earlier version of Selenium had a “Highlight” command. This blog post was originally written on 20100630 describing how to use that. The post has been updated in 2020 for Selenium WebDriver.

The Question

Selenium-RC hadhighlightwhich flashed the control yellow. A small helper function help debugging so people could see some indication of what elements your script touches.

I can see why you might want to to highlight the locator elements in use at the time and error happens, if you take screenshots automatically when a test fails.

And now, with the notion of “Observability”, we might consider, how can I make my automated execution visible to an external observer.

An Approach

I would…

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Published by Amar Singh

Experienced in Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CE) Functional, Test Automation, Integration Testing, Data Migration Testing and Manual Testing on various applications in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft. Have lead Dynamics 365 Functional Team, Manual Test Team, Automation Test Team and Data Migration Test Team.

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