The method I use is to use findElements and check the. What happens when you run the above code is WebDriver will try to find the element for that time duration, making it look like your test has hung, before it declares it not present. Listed below are the names of each. Id “myId” ; if myLink. If you’re that worried about fractions of a seconds, you’re doing the wrong type of testing.

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Here is another approach for you. Therefore, simply check your element for a null value.

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Another way to do this is with the IDisposable interface as introduce to me by a chap called James Barker, use the using command and then do your call inside there, then the timeout would be automatically set back after the call during the disposal. In some cases, I have an extra link to click depending on how I got to that page and I want to click it if it exists or move on otherwise.

Final Advice This article was written specifically for clicks, but its advice can be applied to other sorts of interactions, too. Currently my code is something like this: Software Tester, speaker and trainer at Friendly Testing. By using our site, elemfnt acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


There are two problems: Haney 48 2 Once page is loaded, I lower the implicitly wait time of the WebDriver to some milliseconds, in my case mills, probably should work with 0 mills too. Ripon Al Wasim Issue there will be you will likely have to duplicate your locator or you could do some nasty reflection to get the locator, or stick it in a const string.

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Brantley Blanchard 2 11 An implicit wait makes WebDriver poll the DOM for a certain amount of time when trying to locate an element. I can’t get past the point exixts finding the element – I am hoping someone here can teach me how to handle conditions similar to these with C and Selenium.

Tired Of Testing 1 7. In my opinion this is wevdriver nice way webdrived do it, you could of course return the exception and assert against that, but I find bool a nicer approach. WebDriverWait by default calls the ExpectedCondition every milliseconds until it returns successfully. Make sure to give good reasons in code comments whenever doing this, too. I assume Java has similar methods. Because it doesn’t make sense cast the WebElement that is unique as a List, because its not.


When all else fails, drop directly into JavaScript: If an element does not exist in the DOM, then it will remain null when you refer to it.

Sign up using Email and Password. But what is often webcriver with this approach is the default timeout for the driver. Instead assert the text in the page or try to perform an action which will be prevented by the popup and assert the exception. This article was written specifically for clicks, but its advice can be applied elemenf other sorts of interactions, too.

Waiting provides some slack between webdrivwr performed – mostly locating an element or any other operation with the element. May 2 at Post as a guest Name.

Set the implicitlyWait to a absurd value like Ran Adler 2, 18 Lotzy 1 1 The best practice is to use explicit waits before interactions with a reasonable timeout value, like this: