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How to Test HTML5 Drag and Drop


Exercising a page's drag-and-drop functionality used to be simple with Selenium's Action Builder, but sadly, it won't work with HTML5 drag and drop.

A Solution

As a workaround, we can simulate dragging and dropping by executing JavaScript with Selenium. Let's continue with an example.

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Dave Haeffner is the original writer of Elemental Selenium -- a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that's read by thousands of testing professionals. He also created and maintains the-internet (an open-source web app that's perfect for writing automated tests against).

Dave has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto. He is also an active member of the Selenium project and has spoken at numerous conferences and meetups around the world about automated acceptance testing.

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