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sirisha
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handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:06 pm
hi all,
I am new to this forum and to selenium also. In my application there is a flash button and clicking on that is not being recorded by selenium IDE.....is there any way to click on that button using IDE?
I tried of writing the script manually and I locate the button using firebug...even then running of IDE script, not able to click on that flash button...
can anyone help me in this regard ....please.......
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Flash identification is not supported by current selenium.

on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:56 pm
Hi sirisha,

First of all thanks to ask the question in this forum. I have read and analyze your problem. Actually flash is like a movie or animation which contains dynamic content and also contain interactivity like link and button. The main problem with flash component that it doesn't show any option in right click except the flash one. It is even harder to identify the element through firebug or xpather.

The reasons for non detecting the flash component is because it is an add-on or external file that will execute it with the help of different software called flash player. The control goes to different software which is embedded into your website but a part of your site as dom locater or xpath.


I will provide you a rough solution may it will not work but try it. Try to use java-script code to detect or handle the element in flash. you have to look over it how to interact with flash element in java. If you will get the way then user the selenium command like {storeEval ( script, variableName ), storeExpres​sion( expression, variableName )}. This is the only solution, I think of.

Lets hope in future release, selenium will support the flash component identification.


Best of luck.
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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Hi,
thanks for the reply...but how to write javascript for flash object in the command "storeEval(script, variableName)"
My flash button "Select Images" has html code like following...
<object id="SWFUpload_2" class="swfupload" height="22" width="160" data="swfupload/swfupload.swf?preventswfcaching=1249380278159" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
to locate that button, I wrote xpath like "//object[@class="swfupload" and @type="application/x-shockwave-flash"]"..............
can u help me in writing javascript for this button....also give me example sel IDE command.....please
thanx in advance...
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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:41 pm
Hi,

I have never worked with flash component and I know java script at beginner level only. I am just guessing the solution.
I have not getting any idea how your component is embedded in you application.

Can you give link on which your working, if not try to find similar link on any website on internet and send me the link. i will simulate the scenario and then look what can I do.


The X-path you are creating is working ? I don' t think x-path will work. After invoking/ starting flash application the scope/ is out of control out of selenium reach.

I will try but I am also not sure about it.
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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:29 am
Hi Admin,

We can use jar file and extend functionality.

Below url provide usefull information:

http://code.google.com/p/flash-selenium/

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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:33 am
Hi sirisha,

use css=object#
SWFUpload_2 to click on that button.

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Can u tell me clearly

on Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:25 pm
nellorekrishnakumar wrote:Hi sirisha,

use css=object#
SWFUpload_2 to click on that button.

Thanks,
Nellore Krishna Kumar

Hi,
I want to automate flash objects in Selenium RC server from java client. i am not clear with your answer. can u pls tell me clearly?

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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:28 pm
Hi Senthilm,

Actually problem was user was not able to click on button[flash button];

But HTML Source code was given as :

height="22" width="160"
data="swfupload/swfupload.swf?preventswfcaching=1249380278159"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash">


So to click that he has to use
selenium.click("css=object#SWFUpload_2")

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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:53 am
Can any one tell me how to write script for flash objects.I am a newbie....
How selenium finds flash objects and read values..
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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:51 pm
Here it is a qn on IDE but giving ans to RC...

pls let us know is it possible in IDE
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Re: handling flash object with selenium ide?

on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:48 pm
First of all thanks to ask the question in this forum. I have read and analyze your problem. Actually flash is like a movie or animation which contains dynamic content and also contain interactivity like link and button. The main problem with flash component that it doesn't show any option in right click except the flash one. It is even harder to identify the element through firebug or xpather.
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