Find Element

Search for an element on the page

Example Usage

// Java
MobileElement elementOne = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
MobileElement elementTwo = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByClassName("SomeClassName");

# Python
el = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeAccessibilityID')

// Javascript
// example

// wd example
let elementOne = await driver.elementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
let elementTwo = await driver.element("id", "SomeID");

# Ruby
# ruby_lib example
find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID')

# ruby_lib_core example
@driver.find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID')

$el = $this->byAccessibilityId('SomeAccessibilityID');

// C#
// TODO C# sample


Get the first element that matches a locator strategy


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


POST /wd/hub/session/:session_id/element

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to

JSON Parameters

name type description
using string The locator strategy to use
value string The search target


A JSON object for the located element (object)

See Also