What are some strategies for effectively testing modal popups in a Next.js application using Playwright?


Testing Modal Popups with Playwright

When testing modal popups with Playwright, it's best to avoid testing third-party dependencies directly. Instead, use the Playwright Network API to mock responses. This ensures consistent test results and avoids time-consuming tests against external sites.

import { test } from '@playwright/test';

test('mock network response', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.route('https://ray.run/api/popups', route => route.fulfill({
    status: 200,
    body: JSON.stringify({ success: true }),
  await page.goto('https://ray.run');

If you're working with a database, test against a staging environment where the data remains constant. This helps maintain consistency in your tests.

For visual regression tests, ensure that the operating system and browser versions remain consistent across different test environments. This eliminates variations caused by differences in rendering.

Playwright's VS Code extension and trace viewer tool can greatly assist in writing tests. The extension offers code completion, debugging support, and automatic locator generation. The trace viewer tool allows you to view detailed traces of your tests.

import { test, expect } from '@playwright/test';

test('trace viewer', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto('https://ray.run');
  const popup = await page.waitForSelector('.popup');

Playwright makes it easy to define multiple projects within its configuration file (playwright.config.ts) for cross-browser testing. Each project represents a specific browser or device configuration.

// playwright.config.ts
module.exports = {
  projects: [
      name: 'Chromium',
      use: { browserName: 'chromium' },
      name: 'Firefox',
      use: { browserName: 'firefox' },
      name: 'WebKit',
      use: { browserName: 'webkit' },

Finally, keep your Playwright dependency up to date to ensure compatibility with the latest browser versions. Check the release notes for each update to understand what changes have been made.


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