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XPath is really slow

bhavesh729
Senior Member

XPath is really slow

When I spy the DOM I see a bunch of "Panels" in the object hierarchy. 

 

So I am trying to use FindChildByXpath instead but its taking in excess of 10 seconds to find an element. 

 

Are there any plans to improve the performance OR better yet do you guys recommend a better way to find web elements using the html attributes/tags (especially angular) 

 

I am on version 2.0.0

 

Thanks

 

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AlexKaras
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Hi,

 

My recommendation is to use .Find()/.TryFind() methods provided by TestLeft (https://support.smartbear.com/testleft/docs/using/creating-tests/object-identification/understanding...) instead of searching by XPath/CSS.

The former methods seem to be faster (though I never did explicit measurements), more flexible and usually it is more clear what test code searches for when .Find()/.TryFind() are used.

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