Selectors in Studio Deep Dive

This course covers the concept and types of selectors in UiPath, the UI Explorer, the Property Explorer, where to use them, and how to fine-tune selectors in difficult situations.
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Selectors in Studio Deep Dive

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About the Selectors in Studio Deep Dive Course

In this course, we will learn about the main targeting method for UI Automation activities: Selectors. We'll first get familiar with the concept, then we'll get to more in-depth topics, such as the types of selectors: Full Selectors and Partial Selectors, the UI Explorer, the Property Explorer, and fine-tuning selectors to handle different situations. 

Product Alignment: This course was built using the 2022.10 product version of UiPath Studio and is applicable to newer versions as well. 

Course Prerequisites

Before enrolling in this course, it is recommended that you possess basic programming knowledge and have successfully completed the following prerequisites: 

  • A high-level understanding of the UiPath Platform, particularly UiPath Studio's interface.
  • Proficiency in working with variables, constants, and arguments in UiPath Studio.
  • Familiarity with control flow activities such as If, While, Do While, For Each, and Switch in UiPath Studio.
  • A fundamental comprehension of UI automation, including UI Automation activities, Activity properties, targeting methods, input and output techniques, as well as recorders and scraping wizards in UiPath Studio.
  • Familiarity with UI synchronization techniques, activities, and features in UiPath Studio.
  • An understanding of UI descriptors, unified targeting methods, and fine-tuning the targeting methods using wildcards and variables.

It is recommended that you have completed the entire journey of the Automation Explorer Learning Plan, as well as the "UI Synchronization in Studio" and "UI Descriptor in Studio" courses. 

Course Audience 

This course provides intermediate-level instruction on UiPath UI Automation concepts. It is well-suited for Automation Developers seeking to enhance their understanding of UI Automation. 

Selectors in Studio Deep Dive Course Agenda 

  • Structure of Selector, Tags, and Attributes
  • Types of Selectors
  • UI Explorer, Property Explorer and Get Attribute Activity
  • Managing Difficult Situation: Visual Tree Hierarchy and Find Children

Selectors in Studio Deep Dive Course Objectives 

At the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Explain the structure of selectors in the context of web development.
  • Identify the types of selectors, providing a comprehensive overview.
  • Demonstrate the functionality and purpose of the Property Explorer tool during editing selectors.
  • Describe the process of exploring the attributes of a User Interface element.
  • Evaluate and interpret the visual tree hierarchy of a web page or application.
  • Apply the "Find Children" activity to effectively identify and select child elements within a parent element, thereby enhancing the reliability of the selector.