IE developer tool "gathering textbox names" from a web page/
Posted on 2014-02-15
I want to automate a program for entering data to a government web page.
The web page has about two dozen textboxs, each of which as an element name.
Here is how I currently do this with my dual monitor setup.
1 I open notepad on screen 2
and open ie webpage on screen 1
2 f12 to developer tool and move it to screen 2
3 screen 2 > find > select element by click.
4 in ie click on textbox #1
5 on screen 2, the html for textbox #1 is automatically highlighted. I right click > copy
6 I paste it into notepad.
I repeat steps 3 to 6 for all the text boxes.
This is a little cumbersome. Is there anything like the Excel Recorder, that can be used to automatically gather the field names, so I can just click from one field to another and have the text automatically be put to the clipboard, or similar scratch area?