Some tests appear to be unreliable when it comes to checking that the element is displayed, and that is mostly because of the way this method is used. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Therefore, the following pieces of code are not correct:. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. This does the exact same thing as you are doing i. Thanks in advance Simon. This is an amazing post.

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You can also check out the WebDriver spec where it details merhod steps. My code was something like this. If the element will be encountered, the isDisplayed expression will return true, and it will continue the execution of the code with the instruction it has below.

To fail or pass? Is this element displayed or not? When I open the page, sometimes the Advanced search options are showing, sometimes they aren’t. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I’ll share a couple things I do, then make a recommendation for your scenario. This article was absolutely what I was looking for, and loved the way you explained it, each step of the way.

So, as a final check if the dimension check returns trueI look at the style attribute of the element if one has been defined and set the value of a boolean accordingly: However, when I run the script and the Advanced search is not expanded, the script fails, advising me that it webdrivee not find the object “guiSystemID”. So, assuming the element represents either Advanced or Basic: Both are used to identify whether web element is or is not hidden in web webddiver .


Notify me of new comments via email. The value that I want to search on appears in the Advanced section, so for my script to work I have added an IF statement. Now, dimensions, at times, can return a false positive if the element does in fact have height and width greater than zero, but, for example, another element covers the target element, making it appear hidden on the page at least, I’ve encountered this a few times in the past.

When it is not, you want to throw a specific exception, with a detailed message. I’ve had mixed results with.

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You only want to do something when the element is displayed. To toggle showing or hiding advanced search is controlled by one button. Whilst I’ll agree with you on the metthod that isDisplayed can bring, you are actually duplicating exactly what it is already doing.

If there are more states, I’d look into setting an enum value or something of the like. Would you like ij answer one of these unanswered questions instead?


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Like Liked by 1 person. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This would be a similar approach to the CSS class check just above, but used in a slightly different context, since we know exactly what attribute changes between the two states.

Selenium: How to correctly test whether an element is displayed (or not)

ln One thing worth mentioning is that the presence of an element is evaluated in a lazy way, when an interaction with it is attempted, by default when the element is defined in a Page Object class, by using the FindBy annotations. What is the difference between isDisplayed and isVisible methods in Selenium? Before webdriver we isdiaplayed Selenium RC, which is now long deprecated, the DefaultSelenium class had isVisible method that: Unless I have something very specific, I tend to use a wrapper method that performs a number of checks for visibility.

My code was something like this if driver.

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