Selenium is open source after all, the JS code used lives here. The only difference between the properties of the search button when it is showing or hiding the advanced search is the img src:. To toggle showing or hiding advanced search is controlled by one button. It will NOT return false. Post as a guest Name.

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

And if the error occurs what do you expect from the test? I created the following IF statement. Is this element displayed or not? My code was something like this. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

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

The only difference between the properties of the search button when it issdisplayed showing or hiding the advanced search is the img src:. Thank you for the feedback. An easy scenario is when there’s a CSS class that defines element visibility.

Then try checking if the element is visible! This is how this method is implemented within the Selenium library. 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.


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Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. It will NOT return false. Thank you for your interest in this question. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You can also check out the WebDriver spec where it details these steps.

Selenium Webdriver – using isDisplayed() in If statement is not working – Stack Overflow

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. Whilst I’ll agree with you on the “oddities” that isDisplayed can bring, you are actually duplicating exactly what it is already doing.

If the element really is visible, the method will return true. You are performing two steps in this case: On the search screen, the user has the option of viewing advanced search options.

Use of Try Catch defies the very purpose of isdisplayed metho as If condition, one can write below code without using “if”. So there was no way that I could test the else part. 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. I am always glad to hear that my posts help people with automation.


java – isDisplayed() vs isVisible() in Selenium – Stack Overflow

Notify me of new comments via email. As mentioned, Selenium provides testers this wonderful method named isDisplayed. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

Both are used to identify whether web element is or is not hidden in web page.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Webdiver if I would like to verify error msg on the page? WebDriver has its own W3C specification. I methd creating a script that involved searching for a record and then updating the record. Therefore, the following pieces of code are not correct: This article was absolutely what I was looking for, and loved the way you explained it, each step of the way. Email Required, but never shown.