How to get typed text from a textbox by using Selenium Webdriver

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How to get typed text from a textbox by using Selenium Webdriver?
Jun 25, 2019 in Selenium by Ashmita

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Hey Ashmita, to get the typed text from a textbox, you can use getAttribute(“value”) method by passing arg as value. Value attribute stores the typed text of the textbox element. See the following example to know better: 

String typedText = driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath_textbox")).getAttribute("value"));
answered Jun 25, 2019 by Abha
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selected Dec 31, 2019 by Kalgi
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var val = driver.findElement("AccToken")).getText();
  1. String text = (String) jsExecutor.executeScript("return document.getElementById('txtfirstName').value");  


answered Sep 6, 2020 by Sri
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The getText() method is for retrieving a text node between element tags for example:


getText() will return "Something"

In a textbox typed text goes into the value attribute so you can try something like:


ComboBox is a bit different. But if you're using the Select object you can use the method:

Select selectItem = new Select(findElement("someid")));

For further understanding, you can refer to the Selenium Training.

answered Dec 16, 2020 by Gitika
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We can get the entered text from a textbox in Selenium webdriver. To obtain the value attribute of an element in the html document, we have to use the getAttribute() method. Then the value is passed as a parameter to the method.

Let us consider a textbox where we entered some text and then want to get the entered text.

If we spy on the element, we will find that there is no value attribute for this element in the html code.


After entering text inside that field, we can get the entered text by using the getAttribute() method.


import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

public class GetValAttribute{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
      String url = "";
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(4, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      // identify element
      WebElement l = driver.findElement("gsc-i-id1"));
      // enter texts
      // get value attribute with getAttribute()
      String val = l.getAttribute("value");
      System.out.println("Entered text is: " + val);
answered Dec 16, 2020 by Rajiv
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