Check Box, Radio button – Selenium Webdriver Free Training

Welcome back to Selenium Webdriver free training. In the last tutorial, we talked about Multi-Browser testing. By performing Multi Browser testing, you can test your web app on different browsers.

Let’s move ahead and discuss how to select the checkbox and radio button.

What are the checkbox and radio button?

The checkbox and radio button are both web elements. You can find both in different forms like registration, or any agreement forms.

Let’s take an example of http://training.qaonlinetraining.com/testPage.php where you will find a radio button under the “Gender” section and checkboxes under the preference section “what do you have”. Gender under http://training.qaonlinetraining.com/testPage.php is required, which means if we choose gender then we should not get an error, otherwise, it will give an error like “Gender is required.”

Selenium Webdriver Script Actions

Here are the tasks that we need to perform by selenium script.

1. Open the http://training.qaonlinetraining.com/testPage.php page.

2. Enter name.

3. Enter email.

4. Enter the website

5. Enter the comment.

6. Choose gender

7. Select multiple preferences

And click on the submit button.

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Live script demo

So, here is the demo of what we are going to do:

Watch How to handle the Radio button using Selenium Webdriver

Webdriver Script to Handle Checkbox and Radio button

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;

public class CheckBoxRadioButton {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", "c:\\xampp\\chromedriver_win32\\chromedriver.exe");
        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
        // E mail section
        // Website section
        // Comment section
        driver.findElement(By.name("comment")).sendKeys("demo comment");
        System.out.println("comment\")).sendKeys(\"demo comment");
        // Select Gender as female
        WebElement radioButtonFemale = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='female']"));

        WebElement checkboxBoat = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='boat']"));
        // checkbox bike
        WebElement checkboxBike = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='Bike']"));
        // checkbox horse
        WebElement checkboxHorse = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='horse']"));
        // selecting all options except car- selected by-default

        // Submit button
        try {
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        WebElement gendererr = driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/form/span[4]"));
        String errtext = gendererr.getText();
        if (errtext.contains("Gender is required")) {
            System.out.println("Got gender required error.");
        } else {
            System.out.println("Form functionality is working correctly.");

Instructor-led Training

Important note: we like to tell you that free tutorials are useful to get started but if you are interested in the best online LIVE Master of Automation Testing training program from the experts, please refer to the following link:

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So in this way, you can test checkboxes and radio buttons through the selenium webdriver script. In the next tutorial, we will talk about how to test a dropdown list with Selenium webdriver.

Until then, Happy learning 🙂

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