What are the differences between get() and navigate() method?

Java Programming Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The differences between get() and navigate() methods are listed below.

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get()
navigate()
1
It is responsible for loading the page and waits until the page has finished loading.
It is only responsible for redirecting the page and then returning immediately.
2It cannot track the history of the browser.
It tracks the browser history and can perform back and forth in the browser.

Example

With get().

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import java.util.List;
public class LaunchBrw {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", "C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\chromedriver.exe");
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
      String url = "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm";
      driver.get(url);
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(12, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      driver.close();
   }
}

Example

With navigate().

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import java.util.List;
public class BrowserNavigation {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", "C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\chromedriver.exe");
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
      String url = "https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm";
      // new browser will launch and navigate to the URL
      driver.navigate().to(url);
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(12, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      // refresh the current browser
      driver.navigate().refresh();
      //Using id tagname attribute combination for css expression
      driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("input[name=’search’]")). sendKeys("Selenium");
      //browser will go back to the previous page
      driver.navigate().back();
      //browser will go move to the next page
      driver.navigate().forward();
      driver.close();
   }
}
raja
Published on 10-Jun-2020 17:02:34
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