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Returns visible text for element

Example Usage

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

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

// example

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

# ruby_lib example
element = find_element :accessibility_id, "SomeAccessibilityID"

# ruby_lib_core example
element = @driver.find_element :accessibility_id, "SomeAccessibilityID"

var element = driver.FindElementByClassName("SomeClassName");
string elText = element.Text;


Returns the visible text for the element.


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/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




See Also