WaitForExists find non existing element on screen

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WaitForExists find non existing element on screen

Post by hagen,mezger » Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:09 pm

I use WaitForExists to confirm an element is on screen before i proceed.
Now the method is returning true even if the element selected is not visible in the screen. This is creating a false positive in my test.

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vat info = ElementFinder.GetByFullPath(ciD);
try{info.WaitForExists(5000);} catch (Exception){teturen false;}
the info.WaitForExists method runs not into the error, even if the element is NOT visible.

Any idea what to do to resolve this?

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Re: WaitForExists find non existing element on screen

Post by odklizec » Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:16 am


WaitForExists check the existence of an element, not its visibility on the screen! So the element may eventually be available, just not visible ;) If you want to check if the element exists and Visible, add @visible='true' to the element's xpath.

Could you please create a Ranorex snapshot of the app under test, just before calling your code? This should reveal is the element is available or not.
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