I am stuck with jasmine. I read/youtubed/googled but seems like I am on the wrong track.

Here is what I have so far. I've used protractor --elementExplorer to pull items from http://www.angular.io:

> element.all(by.css('.nav-link')).getText()

Here is my test:

import { ElementFinder, browser, by, element } from 'protractor';

describe('angulario homepage verify list', function () { //Suite in Jasmine
    it('should check top 5 link buttons', function () { // Test in Jasmine
        browser.get('https://angular.io'); // Entering application url in browser
        element.all(by.css('.nav-link')).getText()); {
            //expect statement goes here

i am trying to ensure 5 links on the center top are present and it appears the elementExplorer return an Array... How do i use it to create my locator and expect statements?

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    too much code (we're not code fixers) and not code formatted. please reduce scope and test smaller things and format your code Nov 23, 2017 at 0:54
  • Have anyone found a solution to the above question? Please help, mee too stuck with the same problem.! Dec 3, 2019 at 19:10
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    Did the advice in @alecxe's answer and the comments help you? If they didn't, you should ask a new question with your code, the HTML you are trying to check, and the error you are getting.
    – Kate Paulk
    Dec 3, 2019 at 21:13

1 Answer 1


You may just use expect() and toEqual() matcher:

  • thanks, i tried this and i get this error on visua studio code : [ts] Argument of type 'string[]' is not assignable to parameter of type 'Expected<Promise<string>>'. Type 'string[]' is not assignable to type 'ObjectContaining<Promise<string>>'. Property 'jasmineMatches' is missing in type 'string[]'. do i assign this statement to a variable of type array[]? Nov 23, 2017 at 17:25
  • this is what worked for me.... expect(element.all(by.css('.nav-link')).getText()).toBeTruthy([ '', 'FEATURES', 'DOCS', 'RESOURCES', 'EVENTS', 'BLOG' ]); Nov 23, 2017 at 17:43
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    @user8816197 wait..no, the toBeTruth‌y() matcher is not actually gonna check the values of the texts - it is not an appropriate matcher in this case at all. You definitely need toEqual() to match the texts of the navigation links against your array of strings.
    – alecxe
    Nov 23, 2017 at 18:20
  • @user8816197 regarding your error - it looks like you need to install proper typings for jasmine: github.com/DefinitelyTyped/DefinitelyTyped/issues/15215.
    – alecxe
    Nov 23, 2017 at 18:21
  • could you please let me know what typings should i have... i will double check the conf file package.json as well... thanks in advance Nov 23, 2017 at 20:54

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