Get Element CSS Value

Query the value of a web element's computed CSS property

Example Usage

// Java
List<MobileElement> element = (MobileElement) driver.findElementById("SomeId");
String cssProperty = element.getCssValue("style");

# Python
cssProperty = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeId').value_of_css_property("style")

// Javascript
// example
let cssProperty = driver.getCssProperty("~SomeId", "style");

// wd example
let element = await driver.elementById("SomeId");
let cssProperty = await element.getComputedCss();

# Ruby
# ruby_lib example
find_element(:id, 'SomeId').css_value

# ruby_lib_core example
@driver.find_element(:id, 'SomeId').css_value

// TODO PHP sample

// C#
// TODO C# sample


The CSS property to query should be specified using the CSS property name, not the JavaScript property name (e.g. background-color instead of backgroundColor).

This command only applies to webview contexts


Appium Server

Platform Driver Platform Versions Appium Version Driver Version
iOS XCUITest 9.3+ 1.6.0+ All
UIAutomation 8.0 to 9.3 All All
Android Espresso ?+ 1.9.0+ All
UiAutomator2 ?+ 1.6.0+ All
UiAutomator 4.2+ All All
Mac Mac ?+ 1.6.4+ All
Windows Windows 10+ 1.6.0+ All

Appium Clients

Language Support Documentation
Java All
Python All
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All
Ruby All
C# All

HTTP API Specifications


GET /wd/hub/session/:session_id/elements/:element_id/css/:property_name

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to
element_id ID of the element to get the property from
property_name Name of the CSS property

JSON Parameters



Value of the CSS property (string)

See Also