Verify If Visible

Verb: verifyVisible

Verifies whether a particular user interface control, identified by a selector, is visible or hidden.

Controls are, in the context of Windows, elements that allow the user to interact with an application. Controls can be buttons, data entry fields, menus and various other elements.


verifyVisible [--forcerefresh(Boolean)] --selector(ControlSelectors) --id(String) --name(String) --innertext(String) --tagname(String) --xpath(String) --classname(String) --elementvalue(String) --controltype(Nullable<ControlTypes>) --index(Numeric) --control(Control) [--usetable(Boolean)] [--searchbycolumn(Boolean)] --searchcolumn(String) --searchvalue(String) --returncolumn(String) --row(Numeric) [--timeout(TimeSpan)] (Boolean)=value


Script Designer Required AcceptedTypes Description
--forcerefresh Update Screen Cache Optional Boolean When enabled, performs a new reading of the screen before executing the command to identify new elements and update the screen cache.
This identification is necessary for the command to work, in case there are any changes on the screen.
--selector Selector Required ControlSelectors Type of selector used to identify user interface controls. The following options are available:
  • Class and value
  • Class name
  • Id
  • Id and name
  • Inner text and control type
  • Instance
  • Name
  • Name and value
  • Type and index
  • Type and name
  • XPath

  • It is possible to use the IBM RPA Studio's recorder to map the controls and obtain the necessary information for the “Selector” parameters, in addition to inserting commands in the script with automatic filling of these parameters. The recorder is available in the upper toolbar on the platform.

    --id Id Only whenSelector is Id, IdAndName Text Id of the user interface control.
    --name Name Only whenSelector is Name, NameAndValue, IdAndName, TypeAndName Text Name of the user interface control.
    --innertext Text Only whenSelector is InnerTextAndTag Text Inner text of the user interface control.
    --tagname Element Type Only whenSelector is InnerTextAndTag Text Type of the element or tag.
    Example: “button”, “text box”.
    --xpath XPath Only whenSelector is XPath Text XPath leading to the user interface control.
    --classname Class Only whenSelector is ClassAndValue, ClassName Text Class of the user interface control.
    --elementvalue Element Value Only whenSelector is ClassAndValue, NameAndValue Text Current value of the user interface control.
    --controltype Type Only whenSelector is TypeAndIndex, TypeAndName ControlTypes User interface control type. Options:
  • Button
  • Check box
  • Child window
  • Combo box
  • Generic
  • Image
  • Label
  • List box
  • Menu bar
  • Menu item
  • Progress bar
  • Radio button
  • Scroll bar
  • Slider
  • Spinner
  • Status bar
  • Tab page
  • Tab panel
  • Table
  • Text box
  • Toggle button
  • Tree view
  • TreeTable
  • Window
  • --index Index Only whenSelector is TypeAndIndex Number Index of the user interface control.
    --control Control Only whenSelector is Instance Control Control instance.
    This variable is obtained using the command Search Control.
    --usetable Element in Table Optional Boolean Searches for an element within a table when enabled.
    --searchbycolumn Search by Column Optional Boolean When enabled, searches for the element by column, not by line.
    --searchcolumn Column Only whenElement in Table is True Text Name or number of the column to obtain the element.
    --searchvalue Value Only whenSearch by Column is True Text Value used to find the element in the table.
    --returncolumn Return Column Only whenSearch by Column is True Text Column that contains the control.
    --row Row Only whenSearch by Column is False Number Table row from which the element is obtained.
    --timeout Timeout Optional Time Span, Number, Text Maximum time limit to execute the command.
    In case no value is defined for the timeout parameter, the execution uses the context timeout defined by the Set Timeout command. If that command is not used on the script, the default timeout is 5 seconds.


    Script Designer AcceptedTypes Description
    value Result Boolean Returns "True" if the UI control is visible, or "False" if it is hidden.


    It is possible to use the IBM RPA Studio's recorder to obtain the following information:

  • "Class Name", used in Class;
  • "Id", used in Id;
  • "Inner Text", used in Text;
  • "Name", used in Name;
  • "Tag Name", used in Element Type;
  • "XPath", used in XPath.
  • See Also

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  • Cancel Token Source
  • Clear Cache
  • Click
  • Click on Cell
  • Click on Menu
  • Click on Value
  • Close Window
  • Control Screenshot
  • Count Windows
  • Expand Tree
  • Find Internet Explorer Browser
  • Find Window
  • Find Windows
  • Focus
  • Focus Window
  • Get Barcode
  • Get Bounds
  • Get Cell Value
  • Get Control
  • Get Image Grid
  • Get Interval
  • Get Options
  • Get Table
  • Get Table Information
  • Get Tree Nodes
  • Get Value
  • Handle Open File Dialog
  • Handle Save File Dialog
  • Launch and Attach Window
  • Launch or Attach Window
  • Map Image Grid
  • Maximize or Minimize Window
  • Offset Value
  • Screenshot Window
  • Search Control
  • Select Row
  • Select Tab
  • Set Execution Throttling
  • Set Grid Value
  • Set Value
  • Update Window
  • Verify Enabled
  • Wait and Close Security Window
  • Wait Busy Window
  • Wait Control
  • Wait for Control to Enable
  • Wait for Window to Appear
  • Wait for Window to Close
  • Watch and Close Window