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. I recently faced a similar problem while working with isDisplayed. But when the element is absent, it continues looking for that and hence throws an exception “NosuchElementFound”. If you are talking about WebDrivers WebElement , it contains only isDisplayed method, which by the doc: When I open the page, sometimes the Advanced search options are showing, sometimes they aren’t. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here

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I’ve had mixed results with. Think about the scenario you want to test. This is an amazing post. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Personally, it comes down to there not being a “one size fits all” way of checking it.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Then try checking if the element is visible! So, as a final check if the dimension check returns trueI look at the style webdtiver of the element if one has been defined and set the value of a boolean accordingly: One of the most frequent kind of interactions with the web page when testing with Selenium is checking whether a particular element is present.


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My fifth Selenium WebDriver Test (isDisplayed, isSelected, isEnabled)

When I run the script webdrifer the Advanced search is expanded then the script runs successfully. You are performing two steps in this case: Use of Try Catch defies the very purpose of isdisplayed used as If condition, one can write below code without using “if”. Whilst I’ll agree with you on the “oddities” that isDisplayed can bring, you are actually duplicating exactly what it is already doing.

Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. I am creating a script that involved searching for a record and then updating the record. This methos avoids the problem of having to parse an element’s “style” attribute. My code was something like this. This article was absolutely what I was looking for, and loved the way you explained it, each step of the way.

Before webdriver we had Selenium RC, which is now long deprecated, the DefaultSelenium class had isVisible method that: Dec 20 ’15 at However, metohd I run the script and the Advanced jethod is not expanded, the script fails, advising me that it could not find the object “guiSystemID”. Thank you for your interest in this question. Learn how your comment data is processed. What is the difference between isDisplayed and isVisible methods in Selenium?


Selenium IsDisplayed, isSelected, isEnabled

Unless I have something very specific, I tend to use a wrapper method that performs a number of checks for visibility. But when the element is absent, it continues looking for that and hence throws an exception “NosuchElementFound”. And if the error occurs what do you expect from the test?

Note that this would only work in this fashion if there are two states of the element Advanced and Basic, as you’ve noted. Therefore, the following pieces of code are not correct: 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.

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Selenium is open source after all, the JS code used lives here. Therefore, the following pieces of code are not correct:.