How does this work and how does this solve the problem of the OP? Thanks for the hint. How do I select date from calendar using selenium webdriver? Did you ever work out how to do this? Notify me of new comments via email. 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.

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Shyam D 33 It’s not about checking if an element is present, but whether it is visible.

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

It might still be relevant, as I assume it does more than the method mentioned above, which only checks the element has a height and a width. What is the use of Selenium WebDriver? Think xelenium the scenario you want to test. Two of them can be used in this case: You are commenting using your Twitter account. I have the following 2 suggested ways: Thank you for your interest in this question.

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If the element is not visible, it will throw an exception. You are performing two steps in this case: But yeah as sleske wrote WebElement. Corina, as I was going through some of my manual tests, I wanted to find a smarter way in automating the ones that check for elements presence on a page.


I am always glad to hear that my posts help people with automation. The question is about specific version of Selenium 2. Even though I’m somewhat late answering the question: In this example, the doSomething method, or any other subsequent code, will not be executed if the element is not there. None of the answers using isDisplayed or similar are correct.

Now if we add this isElementInViewport JavaScript function to our application under test we can call it from Selenium with the JavaScriptExecutor and check its return value. In case it is, throw an exception. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. When to check that the element is displayed 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 ib when the element is defined in mehtod Page Object class, by using the FindBy annotations.

It will NOT return false.

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Here is an article of viewport behavioral differences which isnt written by me, but highlights some of the differences quirksmode. Before webdriver we had Selenium RC, which is now long deprecated, the DefaultSelenium class had isVisible method that:. It says true even when element is clearly not shown. Can anyone assign me a task on a Selenium WebDriver?


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This won’t catch that. Post as a guest Name. FindElement function returns a false positive and your test will fail. How to check if an element is visible with WebDriver Ask Question.

How do I select date from calendar using selenium webdriver? This method will return Boolean value based the result. I don’t think there is a need for RenderedWebElement the class itself is gone.

Is there anyway to find element in jQuery using selenium? Try Jira for free. How do we verify text present on the webpage in Selenium WebDriver?