Get Element Attribute

Get the value of an element's attribute

Example Usage

List<MobileElement> element = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
String tagName = element.getAttribute("content-desc");

tagName = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeAccessibilityID').get_attribute('content-desc')

// webdriver.io example
let attribute = driver.getAttribute("~SomeAccessibilityId", "content-desc");



// wd example
let element = await driver.elementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
let tagName = await element.getAttribute("content-desc");

@driver.find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID').attribute("content-desc")

// TODO C# sample

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

Support

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 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 seleniumhq.github.io
Python All selenium-python.readthedocs.io
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All webdriver.io
Javascript (WD) All github.com
Ruby All www.rubydoc.info
PHP All github.com
C# All github.com

HTTP API Specifications

Endpoint

GET /wd/hub/session/:session_id/elements/:element_id/attribute/: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 attribute from
name The name of the attribute

JSON Parameters

None

Response

The value of the attribute or null if not set (string)

See Also