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angular Running Jasmine tests: TypeError: Cannot read property 'nativeElement' of null

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Current behavior

If you have an *ngIf on an element, you cannot get the element via -> fixture.debugElement.query(By.css('.welcome'));

I am even setting the value of welcome in the beforeEach() method and it still will not resolve to true on *ngIf="welcome"

Expected behavior

*ngIf should resolve to true and element should be found and not null.

Minimal reproduction of the problem with instructions

I modified the Angular testing sample:

Please see the WelcomeComponent failure.

To make it fail I added *ngIf to the H3 in welcome.component.ts. Without *ngIf it will not fail.

  selector: 'app-welcome',
  template: '<h3 *ngIf="welcome" class="welcome" ><i>{{welcome}}</i></h3>'

In the welcome.component.spec.ts I set the value of welcome so the *ngIf="welcome" shoudl resolve to true.

userService = fixture.debugElement.injector.get(UserService);
componentUserService = userService;
// UserService from the root injector
userService = TestBed.get(UserService);

**comp.welcome = 'test';**

//  get the "welcome" element by CSS selector (e.g., by class name)
de = fixture.debugElement.query(By.css('.welcome'));
el = de.nativeElement;

What is the motivation / use case for changing the behavior?

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<pre><code> @angular/cli: 1.4.1 node: 8.2.1 os: win32 x64 @angular/animations: 4.3.6 @angular/common: 4.3.6 @angular/compiler: 4.3.6 @angular/compiler-cli: 4.3.6 @angular/core: 4.3.6 @angular/forms: 4.3.6 @angular/http: 4.3.6 @angular/platform-browser: 4.3.6 @angular/platform-browser-dynamic: 4.3.6 @angular/platform-server: 4.3.6 @angular/router: 4.3.6 @angular/cli: 1.4.1 : 1.5.0 typescript: 2.4.1


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For Tooling issues: node: 8.2.1 Windows

Others: See the modified Angular testing plunkr I created. </code></pre>

That's a useful answer
Without any help

I have a similar problem and able to solve it by using page object and querySelectorAll

fixture.nativeElement.querySelectorAll('button'); HTML:

 <div *ngIf="isAbbreviationsAvailable(element.description); then caseA else caseB"></div>
  <ng-template #caseA>

      <ng-template #popContent class="popover">
       <span id="glossary" >  {{element.description| glossary:glossaryDescription}}</span>
          <button class="close" (click)="p.close()"></button>


      <button class="popoverLink" [ngbPopover]="popContent" [autoClose]="false"
              triggers="manual" #p="ngbPopover" (click)="" placement="top-right bottom-right" container="body"
              html="true" >


  <ng-template #caseB>{{element.description}}</ng-template>

Test case:

const template: HTMLElement[] = fixture.nativeElement.querySelectorAll('button');
let link: HTMLElement = template[8]