Lazy wait for HTML elements

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  1. Harinee
    Harinee avatar
    6 posts
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    Mar 2015

    Posted 19 Mar 2015 Link to this post


    I have code like this:

    newElement = Find.ById<HtmlDiv>("someId");  
    //the find is already executed here. But it takes some time before newElement is present on the page. So the find strategy will return null.

     //since element was not already present, newElement= null. So wait for exists doesn't really do anything

    Is there a way to have a lazy find strategy? So, only when I wait for the element to exist, does it actually try to find it?
  2. Boyan Boev
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    1025 posts

    Posted 23 Mar 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Harinee,

    In this case you should for the entire find expression like this:

    HtmlFindExpression expr = new HtmlFindExpression("id=someID");
    ActiveBrowser.WaitForElement(expr, 30000, false);
    Element el = ActiveBrowser.Find.ByExpression(expr);

    Let me know if this helps.

    Boyan Boev
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