385. Using clear( ) command to clear a Text Area field

clear( ) predefined method of  Selenium 'WebDriver' Class is used to clear the text entered or displayed in the text fields.

Now lets clear the text inside the Text Area field using the clear( ) predefined method of  Selenium 'WebDriver' class.

Test Description:

Clear the 'Comments...' text displayed inside the text area field using the Selenium 'WebDriver' Class command clear( ) after going through the comments mentioned on the below screenshot:

Lets Implement the Test on Eclipse IDE:


1. Create a new Project say 'WebDriver-Project32' in Eclipse IDE
2. Configure the Project to work with Selenium WebDriver
3. Create a package say 'package32' under the newly created project.
4. Create a Java Class file say 'Class32' under the newly created package as shown below: 

Actual Steps:

1. Write the following code into the newly created Java Class file as shown below and make sure that you resolve all the errors before going to next step:

2. Write the test method 'clearTheTextAreaField()' which uses CSS Path Statements for locating the Text Area field as shown below:

3. Save and Run the '' file by selecting the 'JUnit Test' option and ensure that our Automation Test has cleared the text 'Comments...' which is displayed in the text area as shown in the below video:

Watch the below video:

Click here to watch the video.

Download this Project:

Click here to download this project and import into Eclipse IDE  on your machine.

Please comment below to feedback or ask questions.

Difference between close( ) and quit( ) Selenium WebDriver commands   will be explained in the next post.


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