How to do copy Paste in browser using selenium using Actions class

Its possible to copy the text from webelement and then paste it in another webelement.

org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions class is used to simulate keyboard actions.

We will use three methods from selenium Actions class

1. keyDown(CharSequence key) - This method returns Actions object and performs a modifier key press, does not release the modifier key so that subsequent interactions may assume it's kept pressed.

2. sendKeys(CharSequence... keys) - This method also returns Actions class object and sends keys to the active element.

3. keyUp(CharSequence key) -  This method also returns Actions class object and performs a modifier key release.

Please find below the code for implementing this.

WebElement urlTextField = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("input[id=\"urlinput\"]");
urlTextField.sendKeys("abc123");
Actions builder = new Actions(driver);
builder.keyDown( Keys.CONTROL ).sendKeys( "a" ).keyUp( Keys.CONTROL ).build().perform();
builder.keyDown( Keys.CONTROL ).sendKeys( "c" ).keyUp( Keys.CONTROL ).build().perform();
 
WebElement descPaste = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("input[id=\"descriptioninput\"]");
descPaste.click();
builder.keyDown( Keys.CONTROL ).sendKeys( "v" ).keyUp( Keys.CONTROL ).build().perform();
 

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