Let's learn how to take a screenshot using playwright
The video begins by introducing the code snippet required to take a screenshot. The code is simple, with a command to take a screenshot and a path specified for saving it. Kaushik mentions that there are additional options available, such as taking a full-page screenshot or an element-level screenshot.
Next, Kaushik demonstrates the code implementation in Visual Studio Code by adding a screenshot command after each test. He also shows how to dynamically name the screenshot files by adding the date to the filename.
Kaushik then runs the code and shows the output, revealing the screenshots saved in the project directory. He mentions that the screenshots show the visible portion of the page, but he clarifies that a full-page screenshot is also possible.
To demonstrate taking a full-page screenshot, Kaushik modifies the code by adding an option for a full-page screenshot and adjusting the path. He reruns the code and shows the resulting full-page screenshot in the output.
Additionally, Kaushik shows how to take an element-level screenshot by locating a specific element on a web page using CSS selectors. He adds a command to take a screenshot of the element and specifies the path. After running the code, he displays the resulting screenshot, which captures only the specified element.
Towards the end of the video, Kaushik briefly mentions other available options for taking screenshots, such as cropping, setting image quality, and selecting image file types. He also mentions the possibility of storing the screenshot as a buffer for use in HTML files.
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