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  Edit this Doc Get Element Attribute

Get the value of an element's attribute

Example Usage

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')

// example
let attribute = $("~SomeAccessibilityId").getAttribute("content-desc");

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

# ruby_lib example
find_element(:accessibility_id, 'SomeAccessibilityID').attribute("content-desc")

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

var element = driver.FindElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
string tagName = element.GetAttribute("content-desc");


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
Python All
Javascript (WebdriverIO) All
Javascript (WD) All
Ruby All
C# All

HTTP API Specifications


GET /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



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

See Also