This was my answer before finding out about the utility methods on ExpectedConditions. For example, isDisplayed does return false if an element has display: However if the answer is yes, well think again. But yeah as sleske wrote WebElement. This is the “server” bit:. In case it is, throw an exception.

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That just checks if the element has the css prop display set to something else than none.

It still might be hidden by other elements, have a zero height, etc. One of the most frequent kind xelenium interactions with the web page when testing with Selenium is checking whether a particular element is present.

LogMessage “Element is Displayed: Thank you so much!!! I can go around this by using WebElement. As mentioned, Selenium webbdriver testers this wonderful method named isDisplayed.

If the element is there, continue executing the rest of the code. Verifying ele is visible.

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

Then try checking if the element is visible! This is the “server” bit:. Your explanation and example is a complete and total life saver!


The OP hasn’t defined what visible means, but it normally entails. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Determines if the specified element is visible. This article was absolutely what I was looking for, and loved the way you explained it, each step of the way. My scenario is to make sure that my search bar is not sticky. How do we verify text present on the webpage in Selenium WebDriver?

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FindElement function returns a false sslenium and your test ib fail. Most people would also include the requirement that it is actually within the viewport as well so a person would be able to see it. How do I select an element if the inspect element value keeps on changing for Selenium WebDriver? Where do you read that? When the element is not displayed, the returned value by isDisplayed is not a boolean, so it cannot be negated. But popup code could be in the page html, and not be visible.


It says true even when element is clearly not shown.

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The feedback you provide will help us show you more relevant content in the webdrriver. This is how this method is implemented within the Selenium library. Selenium RC – isVisible – looks for display: Sign up using Email and Password.

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. But yeah as sleske wrote WebElement. LogMessage “Element is Not Displayed: Free Trial at jira. This will stop the rest meethod the code from running no point in continuing if a condition is not met.