How to properly use AnchorBase activity?



I’ve played around with this activity (UiPath.Core.Activities.AnchorBase) and can’t seem to figure out what’s its purpose and/or use techniques.
The idea seems simple and useful - setup an anchor for other relative activities, but the practical part seem to escape me.

Is there a demo example with it somewhere that I couldn’t find?


How can I Handle elements/fields of a web-page which changes positions on the screen

It will be documented further, but you can get a pretty good idea from the PDF automation video here (@9:24)

What is the difference between having a Find Relative Element/Find Element within an Anchor base Vs outside the Anchor Base

Hi Cosin,

Thank you and sorry for the late reply.
In the version I was using it wasn’t generating proper selectors (always made full ones), which made it unusable. After updating and checking the video now it’s clear and looks very useful.


Using an Anchor

Ah yes, a known issue, glad it’s fixed now.


Hi Cosin,
Can you please share the video on youtube or somewhere else…? I do not have access to document sharing clouds like google drive at my work.