What is the correct way to use the .waitFor() function in @playwright/test to wait for an element to appear upon page refresh?


I'm sorry, but without more specific details about the issue you're facing with the .waitFor() function in @playwright/test, it's hard to provide a definitive answer.

However, I can share a general approach to using .waitFor() function. This function is used to pause the execution of the test until a certain condition is met. It's particularly useful when you're dealing with elements that might take some time to appear on the page.

Here's a basic example in TypeScript:

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

test('wait for order link', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto('https://ray.run/');
  await page.waitForSelector('#order-link');
  const orderLink = await page.$('#order-link');

In this example, the test navigates to 'https://ray.run/', then waits for an element with the id 'order-link' to appear on the page. If the element appears within the default timeout period (30 seconds), the test continues. If not, the test fails.

If you're still having trouble, you might find this blog post helpful. It provides some tips on handling flaky tests in Playwright, which might be relevant if your .waitFor() function is not behaving as expected.


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