I am building a testing framework for my website I want to fully separate the framework away from test the issue is when I write a test sometimes the Assert needs time until it can be true, for example if I am on Upload file page and when the file is uploaded the website should display File uploaded successfully page but it will need to much time until the browser reaches this page

How should I force the Assert to wait sometime before it returns result?

some code that might explain my current way of work:

Upload Page Class

Public class UploadPage
 [FindsBy(How = How.Name, Using = "upload-button")]
 public IWebElement BtnUpload { get; set; }

  public UploadPage()
   PageFactory.InitElements(Driver, this);

 public void UploadFile(string path)
    //select file

Successful Upload Page:

Public class UploadSuccessfulPage
     [FindsBy(How = How.Name, Using = "success-message")]
     public IWebElement LblSuccessMessage{ get; set; }

     public UploadSuccessfulPage()
       PageFactory.InitElements(Driver, this);
     public bool IsAt()
      //LblSuccessMessage can be found on page

Test Method:

public void TestUpload()
 UploadPage uploadPage= new UploadPage ();
 UploadSuccessfulPage successPage= new UploadSuccessfulPage();

when I write my tests this way the assert do not wait despite that IsAt() contains an implicit wait.

P.S: I am not intending to use Thread.Sleep();.

3 Answers 3


Good practice - That you are trying to stick with Implicit wait. It may happen at some instance you have to use explicit wait.[Keep in mind]

  • Wait for element

    // wait for field
    WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 90);
  • Wait for page to get load

    // Wait till page get loaded completely
    static void waitForPageLoad(WebDriver wdriver) {
      WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(wdriver, 60);
        Predicate<WebDriver> pageLoaded = new Predicate<WebDriver>() {
        public boolean apply(WebDriver input) {
            return ((JavascriptExecutor) input).executeScript("return document.readyState").equals("complete");

implicit wait is a normally defined when a driver is created, try relocating the code above to where you created your browser instance. E.g.

Driver = new FirefoxDriver();
  • I am using a static class for the Driver, anyway how will this fix my issue? Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 15:41
  • Read up on waits in Selenium
    – kirbycope
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 16:54
  • In many cases I observed[Personal Experience] - That solution its not worked for me :( Commented Dec 22, 2016 at 7:46

Well might be too late but you might find some use later.

'_driver = new FirefoxDriver();
_driver.Manage().Timeouts().ImplicitWait = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(60);

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