UI Automation Descriptors in Studio

Explore UI Descriptors in UiPath Studio: understand Target and Anchor elements, Unified Targeting, Property Explorer, Target Element Validation, and fine-tuning techniques.
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UI Automation Descriptors in Studio

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About UI Automation Descriptors in Studio Course

The Descriptors in UiPath Studio course teaches more about user interface automation with UiPath using Modern design experience. In this course, you'll learn what Descriptors are in UiPath, Advanced options in the selection window, as well as Target element validation. You'll learn how to configure and fine-tune Descriptor when you encounter difficult situations.

The "UI Descriptors in Studio" course is a comprehensive two-hour program. It is designed for individuals with a foundational understanding of RPA/Automations, particularly in the realm of UI automation. Upon completing the course, participants will be awarded a diploma of completion. 

Product alignment: this course was built using the 2022.10 product version of UiPath Studio and applies to newer versions as well.

Course Prerequisites

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

  • 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 like If, While, Do While, For Each, and Switch.
  • A fundamental comprehension of UI automation, encompassing UI Automation activities, Activity properties, targeting methods, input and output techniques, as well as recorders and scraping wizards in UiPath Studio.
  • It's recommended to have completed the entire journey of the Automation Explorer Learning Plan.

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. 

UI Automation Descriptors in Studio Course Agenda

Through this course, you will learn the essential concepts of Descriptors by covering such topics as:   

  • Introduction to Targeting Methods
  • Unified Targeting Method
  • Validating the Descriptors
  • Advanced Selection Window Options
  • Fine-Tuning Descriptor
  • Using For Each UI element
  • Working with Image Targeting method

UI Automation Descriptors in Studio Learning Objectives

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

  • Define descriptors and their role in identifying screen elements.
  • Explain the different targeting methods used in UI automation and understand their characteristics.
  • Gain knowledge of the unified targeting method for accurate UI element identification.
  • Validate target elements to ensure the accuracy of descriptors.
  • Evaluate and assess descriptor reliability through Show all match analysis.
  • Optimize descriptor configuration by using advanced selection window options, including Enforce Visibility, responsive website design, and Native Text.
  • Fine-tune descriptors by utilizing the 'Dynamic Text Target' option, wildcards, variables, and making adjustments to enhance image accuracy.
  • Iterate through multiple UI elements using the "For Each UI Element" activity.
  • Use image targeting method exclusively for building automation in situations where other targeting methods are unavailable.