I have to check if a change was done in the inner text of an area on my website.

Lets assume this to be the html of such page:

<span _ngcontent-c1="" class="image">
   <span _ngcontent-c1="" style="font-weight: 700">test</span>
   <sup _ngcontent-c1="" class="supR">®</sup></span>

I have this to find the element:

IWebElement testText= driver.FindElement(By.Class("image")).Text;

After clicking on an item in the page, the inner text "Question" changes to "Answer", for example.

What is the best way to check the change? Create a new IWebElement and compare it (with an assertion) to the first one? This is the only way I know. Although, I would like to know if there is a better way. Because in case the inner Text changes with other actions, I don't think creating a new IWebElement every time to check if the change was made.

1 Answer 1

IWebElement element = driver.FindElement(By.Id("element-id"));

WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(10));
wait.Until(ExpectedConditions.TextToBePresentInElement(element, "text"));

use webdriver wait :https://www.lambdatest.com/blog/explicit-fluent-wait-in-selenium-c/


  • Thank you. I had a look at those articles before (or similar). My question is still, what if the change is done by an action, like clicking on an item on a page that will make the "Inner text" change? and after, how can i compare the 2 inner texts?
    – DjNewma
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 13:03
  • click on the element and wait for the new text to appear on the same element
    – PDHide
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 13:09
  • if element doesn't has that string then text will fail with timeout
    – PDHide
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 13:09
  • And how would i go about comparing the before and after?
    – DjNewma
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 13:20
  • Just add wait for element not to contains that old text , and contains the new text
    – PDHide
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 13:28

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