How to check if element exists in Playwright?

To check whether an HTML element is present on the page in Playwright and Python we can use the page.locator() or page.is_visible() functions:

with sync_playwright() as pw:
    browser = pw.chromium.launch(headless=False)
    context = browser.new_context(viewport={"width": 1920, "height": 1080})
    page = context.new_page()

    # go to url

    # use .locator() with CSS or XPath selectors:
    elements = page.locator("")
    if elements.count() > 0:  
        print(f"found {elements.count()} elements")
        visible = sum([handle.is_visible() for handle in elements.element_handles()])
        print(f"out of which {visible} are visible")

Note that this method will not wait for the element to appear on the page. For waiting see How to wait for page to load in Playwright?

Question tagged: Playwright, Python

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