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  Edit this Doc Get Element Location

Determine an element's location on the page or screen

Example Usage

MobileElement element = (MobileElement) driver.findElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
Point location = element.getLocation();

location = self.driver.find_element_by_accessibility_id('SomeAccessibilityID').location

// example
let location = $("~SomeAccessibilityId").getLocation();

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

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

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

var element = driver.FindElementByAccessibilityId("SomeAccessibilityID");
Point location = element.Location;


The point (0, 0) refers to the upper-left corner of the page. The element's coordinates are returned as a JSON object with x and y properties


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/location

URL Parameters

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

JSON Parameters



name type description
x number X coordinate
y number Y coordinate

See Also