Difference between On Element appear, Find Element and Element Exists


Please explain Difference between On Element appear, Find Element and Element Exists…
I cannot understand the exact difference between these 3 from UiPath guide. It will be great if could explain with real time scenario usage.

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Hi @vigneshnkv

Refer the below links

Refer the below post for Find Element


You can check this link its help you.https://activities.uipath.com/docs/ui-element-exists#section-common

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Please help to provide 3 small real scenarios for these activities if possible.

you can check online And This is different…

  1. Element Exists:Enables you to verify if a UI element exists, even if it is not visible.
  2. Find Element:Waits for the specified UI element to appear on the screen (to be in the foreground) and returns it as a UiElement variable. If you want to find out if an element is enabled or not, please use activities such as Get Attribute or Wait Attribute, coupled with the aastate attribute, for example.
  3. Element Appear:A container that waits for a UI element to appear and enables you to perform multiple actions within it.:slightly_smiling_face::slightly_smiling_face:

Hi @vigneshnkv,

Element Exists - Waits for a Specific UI element indicated on the screen and returns a boolean value based on the UI element exists on the screen or not.

On Element Appear - So this activity will be used when you want the element to appear first and then perform a set of actions after that element appears.
The element indicated on the screen appears then it performs a set of actions that has been put inside element appear activity.

For ex :

  1. Use open browser activity and provide any URL
  2. Then use On Element appear activity and indicate on screen and put some actions inside this activity.

Find Element :
As per my understanding you can use Find Element Activity then it will return UIElement that you can pass in Get Attribute activity then you will be able to use even tag,selector and many more informations.

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@ankur1984 and @anil5 Thank you both for detailed explanation.

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