FindElement method to find a tested mobile object that matches the specified search condition.
The method returns the first found object that matches the condition. To get all the objects that match the condition, use the
An active license for TestComplete Mobile Module.
The Appium Support plugin must be enabled in TestComplete. You can check the plugin state in the File > Install Extensions dialog in TestComplete. You can find the plugin in the Mobile group.
Your TestComplete workstation must have access to the mobile device cloud.
Your tested mobile application must be compiled with accessibility information. To learn more, see the documentation for the IDE you use to develop your application.
A testing session must be opened on your mobile device, and your test must have access to that session. See Connecting to Mobile Device Clouds and Opening Testing Sessions.
|TestObj||A variable, parameter or expression that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section|
|Result||A mobile object or a null object|
The method is applied to the following object:
To view this method in the Object Browser panel and in other panels and dialogs, activate the Advanced view mode.
The method has the following parameters:
A string that specifies the locator strategy the method will use to search for the object. The string value depends on the driver you use to open the testing session on your mobile device. See the Selector Strategies section in the Appium documentation.
A string that specifies the search condition. Depending on the LocationStrategy, it can be an XPath expression, an ID, Accessibility ID, or the class name of the tested object.
The method returns an object that matches the specified search criteria.
If no matching object was found, the method returns an empty value (
None in Python,
Nothing in VBScript,
nil in DelphiScript) and posts an error message to the test log. Depending on how your project is configured to handle errors, TestComplete may stop the entire test run when the error is posted. To avoid errors, you can use the
WaitElement methods instead.