Get Element Text

Returns visible text for element

Example Usage

MobileElement element = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByClassName("SomeClassName");
let elText = element.getText();

el = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeAccessibilityID')
text = el.text

// webdriver.io example
driver.getText("~SomeAccessibilityId");



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

element = @driver.find_element :accessibility_id, "SomeAccessibilityID"
element.text

// TODO C# sample

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

Description

Returns the visible text for the element.

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
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/element/:element_id/text

URL Parameters

name description
session_id ID of the session to route the command to
element_id ID of the element to get the text from

JSON Parameters

None

Response

null

See Also