When working with checkboxes in Playwright, you'll use the
ElementHandle class and its
setChecked() method. This method allows you to check or uncheck a checkbox.
Here's how you use it:
const checkbox = await page.$('input[type=checkbox]'); await checkbox.setChecked(true); // checks the checkbox await checkbox.setChecked(false); // unchecks the checkbox
setChecked() method takes two arguments:
checkedis a boolean that determines the checkbox state.
truechecks the checkbox,
optionsis an object with optional parameters.
options object can include:
force: a boolean that, when
true, bypasses actionability checks.
noWaitAfter: a boolean that, when
true, skips waiting for navigations.
position: specifies where on the element padding box an action should take place.
timeout: sets maximum time in milliseconds before timing out.
trial: performs actionability checks without performing any actions on an element.
Playwright's API methods like
page.click() ensure checkboxes are properly handled by performing several actionability checks before executing any actions on them. These checks include whether they're attached and visible.
For more details, check out the Playwright documentation.
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