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ElementHandle.type() method

Focuses the element, and then sends a keydown, keypress/input, and keyup event for each character in the text.

To press a special key, like Control or ArrowDown, use ElementHandle.press().

Signature:

class ElementHandle {
type(
text: string,
options?: {
delay: number;
}
): Promise<void>;
}

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescription
textstring
options{ delay: number; }(Optional)

Returns:

Promise<void>

Example 1

await elementHandle.type('Hello'); // Types instantly
await elementHandle.type('World', {delay: 100}); // Types slower, like a user

Example 2

An example of typing into a text field and then submitting the form:

const elementHandle = await page.$('input');
await elementHandle.type('some text');
await elementHandle.press('Enter');