Determine an element's location on the screen once it has been scrolled into view.

The command getLocationInView() will automatically wait for the element to be present (until the specified timeout). If the element is not found, an error is thrown which will cause the test to fail. You can suppress element not found errors by specifying the selector argument as an object and passing the suppressNotFoundErrors = true option.


.getLocationInView(selector, [callback])
.getLocationInView(using, selector, [callback])


this.demoTest = function (browser) {
  browser.getLocationInView("#main ul li a.first", function(result) {
    this.assert.equal(typeof result, "object");
    this.assert.equal(result.status, 0);
    this.assert.equal(result.value.x, 200);
    this.assert.equal(result.value.y, 200);


Name Type description

The locator strategy to use. See W3C Webdriver - locator strategies

selector string|object

The selector (CSS/Xpath) used to locate the element. Can either be a string or an object which specifies element properties.

callback function

Callback function which is called with the result value.


Type description
{x: number, y: number} The X and Y coordinates for the element on the page.