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I’m getting an error when using selenium for my app which is built in C#.

OpenQA.Selenium.StaleElementReferenceException: stale element reference: element is not attached to the page document

IWebElement e = driver.FindElement(By.XPath(link_click), 10);


The error line is in the e.Click() but this was working fine earlier by using the same XPath but failed on the last try. How can I fix it?

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If you are using Selenium in your app and you are getting means either the element changed in the page, or element gets deleted. So you can use the below-mentioned code to get rid of the error:

bool staleElement = true; 



     driver.FindElement(By.XPath(link_click), 10).Click();

     staleElement = false;

  } catch(StaleElementReferenceException e){

    staleElement = true;



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