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I want to verify if an element is visible or not depending on its .hidden property but I don't find a valid way to do that using the new Xcode 7 UI test stuff.

I've tried with myelement.exists and myelement.hittable but they doesn't seems to work as I expected. I suppose they work on conjunction with the hidden property. An hidden element shouldn't exists and is not hittable... but this is not the current behaviour (I can understand the exists behaviour... but a hidden element should be not hittable IMO).

Is there another way to verify the "hidden" property value?



As of Xcode 7.1 Beta 3, UI Testing does not currently support validating the visibility of an element. I suggest filing a radar to bring the necessary attention to Apple.

Xcode 7.1 has fixed this issue. hittable now checks to see if the element is correct.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

element instanceof RenderedWebElement should work.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This should do it:


Remember protractor's $ isn't jQuery and :visible is not yet a part of available CSS selectors + pseudo-selectors

More info at https://.com/a/13388700/511069

Friday, December 16, 2022

I'm afraid you're not going to be able to do this via UI Testing. UI Testing can "see" the interface only to the extent that Accessibility exposes it. Thus you can "see" the text but you cannot "see" that this thing is a UILabel; UI Testing knows nothing of that. Thus you cannot explore its nature as a UILabel.

Monday, October 24, 2022

I have found the solution, but it's a workaround for wrong API behavior. Collection view is caching cells, that's probably why I have 3 cells, even if I have removed one. Deleted cell is offscreen, so you can test if it is hittable:


To find a count, I have created extension:

extension XCUIElementQuery {
    var countForHittables: UInt {
        return UInt(allElementsBoundByIndex.filter { $0.hittable }.count)

and my test looks like this:

func testDeleteItem() {

    XCTAssertEqual(app.collectionViews.cells.countForHittables, 2)
Sunday, October 16, 2022
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