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Get an element's tag name

Example Usage

MobileElement element = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
String tagName = element.getTagName();

tagName = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeAccessibilityID').tag_name

// webdriver.io example
let tagName = $("~SomeAccessibilityId").getTagName();

// wd example
let element = await driver.elementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
let tagName = await element.getTagName();

# ruby_lib example
find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID').tag_name

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

var element = driver.FindElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
string tagName = element.TagName;


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 4.3+ 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
Javascript (WD) All github.com
Ruby All www.rubydoc.info
C# All github.com

HTTP API Specifications


GET /session/:session_id/elements/:element_id/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 name from

JSON Parameters



The tag name of the element (string)

See Also