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Version: 22.3.0

Page.$eval() method

This method runs document.querySelector within the page and passes the result as the first argument to the pageFunction.


class Page {
Selector extends string,
Params extends unknown[],
Func extends EvaluateFuncWith<NodeFor<Selector>, Params> = EvaluateFuncWith<
selector: Selector,
pageFunction: Func | string,
...args: Params
): Promise<Awaited<ReturnType<Func>>>;


selectorSelectorthe selector to query for
pageFunctionFunc | stringthe function to be evaluated in the page context. Will be passed the result of document.querySelector(selector) as its first argument.
argsParamsany additional arguments to pass through to pageFunction.



The result of calling pageFunction. If it returns an element it is wrapped in an ElementHandle, else the raw value itself is returned.


If no element is found matching selector, the method will throw an error.

If pageFunction returns a promise $eval will wait for the promise to resolve and then return its value.

Example 1

const searchValue = await page.$eval('#search', el => el.value);
const preloadHref = await page.$eval('link[rel=preload]', el => el.href);
const html = await page.$eval('.main-container', el => el.outerHTML);

If you are using TypeScript, you may have to provide an explicit type to the first argument of the pageFunction. By default it is typed as Element, but you may need to provide a more specific sub-type:

Example 2

// if you don't provide HTMLInputElement here, TS will error
// as `value` is not on `Element`
const searchValue = await page.$eval(
(el: HTMLInputElement) => el.value

The compiler should be able to infer the return type from the pageFunction you provide. If it is unable to, you can use the generic type to tell the compiler what return type you expect from $eval:

Example 3

// The compiler can infer the return type in this case, but if it can't
// or if you want to be more explicit, provide it as the generic type.
const searchValue = await page.$eval<string>(
(el: HTMLInputElement) => el.value