How to access an element screenlocation in xpath.

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How to access an element screenlocation in xpath.

Post by QATest879 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:37 pm

I am wondering how to access an element's "ScreenLocation" value from a repository XPath.

The end of my XPath looks like span/label[@element.screenlocation.y='588']

And when I run this Ranorex tells me that it failed to find the attribute. So I must be calling the attribute the wrong way, and I'm wondering how should I go about accessing the screen location. Does anybody know of any proper examples?

What I'm trying to do is create a repo item equal to the label located at 588, there should only be one.

Thank you.

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Re: How to access an element screenlocation in xpath.

Post by odklizec » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:02 am


You can't use screenlocation in the xpath. However, there are some screen coordinate functions in the xpath. Check this User Guide chapter: ... #Functions
So in your case, it should be like this:

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