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What should be done when it is difficult to locate an element or xpath in certain applications using Winappdriver?

asked 2022-03-03 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2022-04-14 16:00:00 +0000

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There are several steps that can be taken when it is difficult to locate an element or xpath in certain applications using Winappdriver:

  1. Check the application's accessibility settings: Ensure that the application's accessibility settings are enabled, as certain applications require accessibility features to be turned on in order for all elements to be detected.

  2. Use alternative locators: If an element or xpath cannot be located using the traditional methods, try using alternative locators such as class name or accessibility ID.

  3. Use the Inspect utility: The Inspect utility is a Windows tool that allows you to inspect the properties of UI elements in an application. Use this tool to view the properties of the element you are attempting to locate, and identify potential alternative locators.

  4. Try different strategies: If traditional locators and alternative locators are not effective, try different strategies such as locating the parent element and navigating to the child element, or using a custom function to locate the element based on its appearance or position on the screen.

  5. Consult the application's documentation or support team: If all other options fail, consult the application's documentation or support team for assistance in locating the element or xpath.

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