Using UI elements retrieved elements code panel

How do I take specific html lines from the ui element panel in chrome and tell studio to look for that element?

It can’t. Lines of HTML may be multiple elements or may not refer to an actionable element. To end up with an element object, UIPath needs to ensure its a self contained element that the activities can act against.

What is it you’re trying to accomplish that the UI Explorer can’t accomplish and you would need the Chrome Elements Code?

I am on a website in chrome and I am trying to type into a text box but uipath is selecting the whole page. when go into chrome’s element panel I can see the specific line that picks out just the test box but I am wondering why uipath can’t.

You could cobble it together.
If you right click on the element, and select Copy - > Copy Element
You get something like this:
<
input name="q" type="text" placeholder="Search…" value="" autocomplete="off" maxlength="240" class="s-input s-input__search js-search-field " aria-label="Search" aria-controls="top-search" data-controller="s-popover" data-action="focus->s-popover#show" data-s-popover-placement="bottom-start">

replace ‘input’ with webctrl and the ‘>’ at the end with ‘/>’ and that should work.

<
html app='chrome.exe' title='Web Page Title' />
<
webctrl name="q" type="text" placeholder="Search…" value="" autocomplete="off" maxlength="240" class="s-input s-input__search js-search-field " aria-label="Search" aria-controls="top-search" data-controller="s-popover" data-action="focus->s-popover#show" data-s-popover-placement="bottom-start"/>

I don’t have any experience putting this kind of thing in UiPath. do I put this in UI explorer? if so where?
this is what my copied element looks like, what do I put into UiPath?

@josh.cusack
Paste it in the “Selector” property of the Activity; i.e.:

I have no selector editor for the type into function.

This is what I am getting for options in the type into activity.

@josh.cusack
Paste the there - you will need to create your own app portion, which is easy, just BROWSER.exe and the title of the page - i.e. Make sure its enclosed in quotes.

The stuff from webctrl was from the copy from element in the developer tools, in this case:

< input type=“search” class=“form-control input-sm” placeholder="" aria-controls=“table” >

Since you’re pasting in as a text string, you’ll need to find&replace the double quotes to single quotes
Remember, change input to webctrl and the > at the end to />
I tested this and it worked for me; but environments and pages differ, so, your mileage may vary.

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