What is a Page object in Playwright and how can it be used?


Working with the Page Object in Playwright

The Page object in Playwright is your key to interacting with a web page. It's like a remote control, allowing you to navigate to URLs, click elements, fill out forms, and more.

Creating a Page Object

First, launch a browser instance:

const browser = await browserType.launch();

Then, create a new context:

const context = await browser.newContext();

Finally, create a new page:

const page = await context.newPage();

Interacting with the Page

You can navigate to a URL with page.goto(url). For example:

await page.goto('https://ray.run/');

Take a screenshot using page.screenshot(options). Here's how:

await page.screenshot({ path: 'example.png' });

Advanced Interactions

Click elements with page.click(selector), fill out forms with page.fill(selector,value), and evaluate JavaScript with page.evaluate(pageFunction,...args).

Handling Page Events

The Page object emits events like load and request. You can handle these with Node's EventEmitter methods like on(), once(), or removeListener().

In short, the Page object is your best friend for programmatically interacting with web pages in Playwright. Happy testing!


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