What if I would like to verify error msg on the page? This code works pretty well when the element that isDisplayed is trying to find is present. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. Richard 2, 22 So there was no way that I could test the else part. An easy scenario is when there’s a CSS class that defines element visibility. Then try checking if the element is visible!

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Selenium IsDisplayed, isSelected, isEnabled

Think about the scenario methodd want to test. Like Liked by 1 person. So, isdispplayed 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: This method will fail if the element is not present.

MrNolan 36 1 1 3. Personally, it comes down to there not being a “one size fits all” way of checking it. Your explanation and example is a complete and total life saver! Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.

This last piece of code will only work if the element is displayed. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


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

You only want to do something when the element is displayed. I created the following IF statement. It will NOT return false.

This is frustrating because if it can’t find it then I want the script to continue, entering into the True path of the IF statement. What is the difference between isDisplayed and isVisible methods in Selenium?

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 default when the element is defined in a Page Object class, by using the FindBy annotations.

This method avoids the problem of having to parse an element’s “style” attribute.

Use of Try Catch defies the very purpose of isdisplayed used as If condition, one can write below code without using “if”. So there was no way that I could test the else part.

When it is not, you want to throw a specific exception, with a detailed message. This is how this method is implemented within the Selenium library.

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This will stop the rest of the code from running no point in continuing if a condition is not met.

My code was something like this if driver. 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 wedbriver website is subject to these policies.

I recently faced a similar problem while working with isDisplayed. Before webdriver we had Selenium RC, which is now long deprecated, the DefaultSelenium class had isVisible method that: If used properly, this will solve your issue of knowing whether an element is on the page or not.

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

Richard 2, 22 Unless I have something very specific, I tend to use a wrapper method that isdisp,ayed a number of checks for visibility. So in the example when you want to click on an element, no need to check whether it is displayed first. In case it is, throw an exception.

WebDriver has its own W3C specification.