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Tracing

API for collecting and saving Playwright traces. Playwright traces can be opened in Trace Viewer after Playwright script runs.

Start recording a trace before performing actions. At the end, stop tracing and save it to a file.

browser = chromium.launch()
context = browser.new_context()
context.tracing.start(screenshots=True, snapshots=True)
page = context.new_page()
page.goto("https://playwright.dev")
context.tracing.stop(path = "trace.zip")

tracing.start(**kwargs)

Added in: v1.12
  • name <str> If specified, the trace is going to be saved into the file with the given name inside the traces_dir folder specified in browser_type.launch(**kwargs).#
  • screenshots <bool> Whether to capture screenshots during tracing. Screenshots are used to build a timeline preview.#
  • snapshots <bool> If this option is true tracing will#
    • capture DOM snapshot on every action
    • record network activity
  • sources <bool> Whether to include source files for trace actions. Added in: v1.17#
  • title <str> Trace name to be shown in the Trace Viewer. Added in: v1.17#
  • returns: <NoneType>#

Start tracing.

context.tracing.start(name="trace", screenshots=True, snapshots=True)
page = context.new_page()
page.goto("https://playwright.dev")
context.tracing.stop(path = "trace.zip")

tracing.start_chunk(**kwargs)

Added in: v1.15
  • title <str> Trace name to be shown in the Trace Viewer. Added in: v1.17#
  • returns: <NoneType>#

Start a new trace chunk. If you'd like to record multiple traces on the same BrowserContext, use tracing.start(**kwargs) once, and then create multiple trace chunks with tracing.start_chunk(**kwargs) and tracing.stop_chunk(**kwargs).

context.tracing.start(name="trace", screenshots=True, snapshots=True)
page = context.new_page()
page.goto("https://playwright.dev")

context.tracing.start_chunk()
page.locator("text=Get Started").click()
# Everything between start_chunk and stop_chunk will be recorded in the trace.
context.tracing.stop_chunk(path = "trace1.zip")

context.tracing.start_chunk()
page.goto("http://example.com")
# Save a second trace file with different actions.
context.tracing.stop_chunk(path = "trace2.zip")

tracing.stop(**kwargs)

Added in: v1.12

Stop tracing.

tracing.stop_chunk(**kwargs)

Added in: v1.15

Stop the trace chunk. See tracing.start_chunk(**kwargs) for more details about multiple trace chunks.