How do I return an element from the Page Object Model (POM) and perform actions in tests in Playwright?


Sure, you can return an element from the Page Object Model (POM) and perform actions in your tests in Playwright. This gives you more control over your tests and allows for easier customization based on specific scenarios.

Here's how you do it:

First, create a locator using the Locators API to find elements on a page. Once you've located an element, return it from your POM method to your test code.

For instance, you might have a POM method called getSubmitButton that returns the submit button element on a form. You can then call this method in your test code and perform actions on the returned element.

// POM method
public getSubmitButton(): Locator {
  return page.locator('button[type="submit"]');

// Test code
const submitButton = await myPage.getSubmitButton();
await submitButton.click();

This approach gives you flexibility, but remember that any changes to the element's locators or structure will require updates in your test code. So, think carefully about whether to return elements from the POM or perform actions directly within it.

In a nutshell, Playwright lets you return elements from the POM and perform actions in tests, giving you more control over your tests. But, you need to manage your element locators and structure carefully.


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