Difference between Waitforpopup and Expected condition wait


Hi guys

I was doing some automation where operation should be performed when pop up is present
I worte this line


WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver,10);

while on the other hand one of my collegue did the same with just writing
waitforopopup();  a static metheod is created  without body when we use this

Now i am not sure that either i am right or he is…..
which one to use ..?

Vice Professor Asked on August 19, 2014 in Selenium WebDriver.
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    Hi Ankit,

    Sorry for the late reply Ankit,

    WaitForPopUp() has nothing inside it. This call will do nothing.

    I think what your friend wanted to do was to put an implementation of WaitForPopup() call similar to what we have in webdriver backed selenium. This API in webDriverBackedSelenium is to wait for a javaScript window for a specified time.


    Professor Answered on August 23, 2014.
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    Hi Ankit,

    It depends on what the waitforpopup() methods does. Can you paste the code of waitforpopup() method?


    Professor Answered on August 19, 2014.
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    hi virendar thanx for your reply and here is the code

    package testv;

    import org.openqa.selenium.By;
    import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
    import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
    import org.openqa.selenium.internal.seleniumemulation.WaitForCondition;
    import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.WebDriverWait;

    public class testpopup{
    public static void main(String arg[]) throws Exception {
    // WebDriver driver;

    WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

    String message = “”;
    System.out.println(“Its come before thread sleep”);
    // Thread.sleep(8000);


    System.out.println(“Its come after thread sleep”);
    message = driver.switchTo().alert().getText();
    System.out.println(“value of mess” + message);



    private static void WaitForPopup()
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub



    Vice Professor Answered on August 19, 2014.
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    hi virendar

    i am still a little confused
    it fulfilled the motive i mean we wanted to wait for that pop up only
    will  this method fails in some case..?
    if i am right or he is..?

    Vice Professor Answered on August 23, 2014.
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