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using .tap() method

wahreChristposted in #help-playwright
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Does anyone know if its possible to use tap() method on the step by step basis, like click(mouse.down, mouse.move, mouse.down)? I need to test mobile version of our web application with swipe/dragging logic, mouse methods dont work for some reason whilst the application in mobile mode

This thread is trying to answer question "Is it possible to use the .tap() method on a step-by-step basis for testing swipe/dragging logic in a mobile web application, and if so, how can X and Y coordinates be passed for 'touchmove' to move to a desired location?"

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I have found .dispatchEvent("touchstart/touchmove/touchend"), which suits my purpose but Im not sure how to make them work. For example is there a way to pass X and Y coordinates for "touchmove" in order to make it move to a desired location?


Simulating Complex Interactions with Playwright's .tap() Method

Sure, you can use Playwright's .tap() method to simulate complex interactions in a mobile web application. Here's how you can do it:

Step-by-Step Tap Actions

  1. Wait for the Element: Use .waitForSelector() to wait for the first element you want to tap.
await page.waitForSelector('#myElement');
  1. Perform the First Tap: Use .tap() with the appropriate selector or coordinates.
await page.tap('#myElement');
  1. Wait for Conditions: After the first tap, wait for any necessary conditions before proceeding.
await page.waitForTimeout(1000); // wait for 1 second
  1. Repeat: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each subsequent tap action in your sequence.

Enhancing Your Tests

Playwright provides various methods and options that can be combined with .tap() to enhance your testing capabilities. For example, you can use actions like scrolling using scrollIntoViewIfNeeded().

await page.scrollIntoViewIfNeeded('#myElement');

By leveraging Playwright's powerful API and combining it with proper sequencing of actions using methods like .tap(), you can effectively test mobile web applications in a detailed and controlled manner.

Remember, this is a general guide. Always refer to the official documentation or consult with experts for comprehensive guidance tailored specifically to your use case. Happy testing with Playwright!

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