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Scroll to a specific position.

Syntax

cy.scrollTo(position)
cy.scrollTo(x, y)
cy.scrollTo(position, options)
cy.scrollTo(x, y, options)

// ---or---

.scrollTo(position)
.scrollTo(x, y)
.scrollTo(position, options)
.scrollTo(x, y, options)

Usage

Correct Usage

cy.scrollTo(0, 500)                     // Scroll the window 500px down
cy.get('.sidebar').scrollTo('bottom')   // Scroll 'sidebar' to its bottom

Incorrect Usage

cy.title().scrollTo('My App')  // Errors, 'title' does not yield DOM element

Arguments

position (String)

A specified position to scroll the window or element to. Valid positions are topLeft, top, topRight, left, center, right, bottomLeft, bottom, and bottomRight.

x (Number, String)

The distance in pixels from window/element’s left or percentage of the window/element’s width to scroll to.

y (Number, String)

The distance in pixels from window/element’s top or percentage of the window/element’s height to scroll to.

options (Object)

Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of cy.scrollTo().

Option Default Description
log true Displays the command in the Command log
duration 0 Scrolls over the duration (in ms)
easing swing Will scroll with the easing animation
timeout defaultCommandTimeout Time to wait for .scrollTo() to resolve before timing out

Yields

  • cy.scrollTo() yields the same subject it was given from the previous command.

Examples

Position

Scroll to the bottom of the window

cy.scrollTo('bottom')

Scroll to the center of the list

cy.get('#movies-list').scrollTo('center')

Coordinates

Scroll 500px down the list

cy.get('#infinite-scroll-list').scrollTo(0, 500)

Scroll the window 500px to the right

cy.scrollTo('500px')

Scroll 25% down the element’s height

cy.get('.user-photo').scrollTo('0%', '25%')

Options

Use linear easing animation to scroll

cy.get('.documentation').scrollTo('top', { easing: 'linear' })

Scroll to the right over 2000ms

cy.get('#slider').scrollTo('right', { duration: 2000 })

Notes

Actionability

cy.scrollTo() is an “action command” that follows all the rules defined here.

Scopes

cy.scrollTo() acts differently whether it’s starting a series of commands or being chained off of an existing.

When starting a series of commands:

This scrolls the window.

cy.scrollTo('bottom')

When chained to an existing series of commands:

This will scroll the <#checkout-items> element.

cy.get('#checkout-items').scrollTo('right')

Snapshots

Snapshots do not reflect scroll behavior

Cypress does not reflect the accurate scroll positions of any elements within snapshots. If you want to see the actual scrolling behavior in action, we recommend using .pause() to walk through each command or watching the video of the test run.

Rules

Requirements

  • .scrollTo() requires being chained off a command that yields DOM element(s).

  • .scrollTo() requires the element to be scrollable.

Timeouts

  • .scrollTo() can time out waiting for assertions you've added to pass.

Command Log

Scroll to the bottom of the window then scroll the element to the “right”

cy.scrollTo('bottom')
cy.get('#scrollable-horizontal').scrollTo('right')

The commands above will display in the Command Log as:

When clicking on scrollTo within the command log, the console outputs the following:

See also