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Page Object Models

Large test suites can be structured to optimize ease of authoring and maintenance. Page object models are one such approach to structure your test suite.

Playwright Test vs. Library


This guide is for Playwright Library, if you are using Playwright Test (@playwright/test) see here.


A page object represents a part of your web application. An e-commerce web application might have a home page, a listings page and a checkout page. Each of them can be represented by page object models.

Page objects simplify authoring. They create a higher-level API which suits your application.

Page objects simplify maintenance. They capture element selectors in one place and create reusable code to avoid repetition.


Page object models wrap over a Playwright Page.

// models/Search.js
class SearchPage {
* @param {import('playwright').Page} page
constructor(page) { = page;
this.searchTermInput = page.locator('[aria-label="Enter your search term"]');
async navigate() {
async search(text) {
await this.searchTermInput.fill(text);
module.exports = { SearchPage };

Page objects can then be used inside a test.

// search.spec.js
const { SearchPage } = require('./models/Search');

// In the test
const page = await browser.newPage();
const searchPage = new SearchPage(page);
await searchPage.navigate();
await'search query');

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