Nested explicit wait does not work in Appium
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For example, I'm sending a message. While it's being sent to the recipient it has the resource-id "pending_indicator". When it is delivered, it has the resource-id "delivered_indicator".
So, I'm checking if the message is delivered using the following code:
List<MobileElement> messages = driver.findElements (By.id ("body_bubble")); // Get all messages in chat MobileElement lastMessage = messages.get (messages.size () - 1); // Get the last message //Xpath query to check if the message has been delivered String query = "//*[contains(@resource-id, 'delivered_indicator')]"; WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait (driver, 10); wait.until (ExpectedConditions.visibilityOfNestedElementsLocatedBy (lastMessage, By.xpath(query)));
But it does not work. I checked that the message has been delivered within 10 seconds, but the wait does not return anything. When I checked in IntelliJ evaluation mode, it showed that the
lastMessagestill has the "pending_indicator" resource-id in the "footer_delivery_status" container. Why is it not updated?
lastMessagevariable (message body) stays the same in app sources. It does not change itself, so it should not affect the result.
I also tried to use this wait, but it did not help:
wait.until(ExpectedConditions.visibilityOf (lastMessage.findElement (By.xpath(query))));
However when I use this Xpath, it works properly:
So why it does not work with the nested explicit wait?
When you use xpath that is to locate nested elements you have to start your query from
String query = ".//*[contains(@resource-id, 'delivered_indicator')]";