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UI Automation Activities
Last updated 18 juin 2024

Release notes

V23.10.5

Release date: 11 June 2024

Bug fixes

  • For some iOS versions and devices, indicating a UI element in the Mobile Device Manager, threw the following error: "Value does not fall within the expected range".
  • For some iOS versios and devices, selecting a UI element, using the selection options, failed to focus on the indicated element.

v23.10.4

Release date: 3 April 2024

Bug fixes

Resolved an issue where performing several actions on a connection with UiAutomator2 version 3 caused a WebDriver exception.

v23.10.3

Release date: 21 December 2023

Bug fixes

Mobile device connections threw an error when setting the Close mode to either Null or Always.

v23.10.2

Release date: 6 December 2023

Bug fixes

Fixed the issue where workflow activities were not executing in sequential order, when the Mobile Device Manager was opened.

v23.10.1

Release date: 23 November 2023

Bug fixes

Due to a breaking change in the latest Appium versions, the Mobile Device Manager experienced functionality issues. The expected behavior has been restored.

v23.4.3

Release date: 23 November 2023

Bug fixes

Due to a breaking change in the latest Appium versions, the Mobile Device Manager experienced functionality issues. The expected behavior has been restored.

v22.10.6

Release date: 23 November 2023

Bug fixes

Due to a breaking change in the latest Appium versions, the Mobile Device Manager experienced functionality issues. The expected behavior has been restored.

v23.10.0

Release date: 23 October 2023

What's New

Computer Vision for Mobile Automation

Computer Vision uses UiPath's advanced neural network capabilities to enable the seamless identification of UI elements through Robots. Computer Vision empowers you to automate UI elements that were previously challenging to identify and automate. You can use Computer Vision as a selection option when indicating the target for an activity.

The activities that employ Computer Vision are:

To start using Computer Vision, you must enable it for mobile automation. Visit Enabling Computer Vision for mobile automation to learn how to enable Computer Vision for your project.

Bug fixes

During the connection to an iOS simulator or real device from Sauce Labs, the pixel ratio of the device failed to update by default in Mobile Device Manager.

Breaking change

The ClearText property from Set Text is always set to True, for all target types. To disable the property, navigate to the Properties panel of the activity, and set the ClearText property to False.

v23.4.2

Release date: 28 June 2023

Bug fixes

During the connection to an iOS simulator or real device from Sauce Labs, the pixel ratio of the device failed to update by default in Mobile Device Manager.

v22.10.5

Release date: 28 June 2023

Bug fixes

During the connection to an iOS simulator or real device from Sauce Labs, the pixel ratio of the device failed to update by default in Mobile Device Manager.

v22.4.6

Release date: 28 June 2023

Bug fixes

During the connection to an iOS simulator or real device from Sauce Labs, the pixel ratio of the device failed to update by default in Mobile Device Manager.

v21.10.7

Release date: 28 June 2023

Bug fixes

During the connection to an iOS simulator or real device from Sauce Labs, the pixel ratio of the device failed to update by default in Mobile Device Manager.

v23.4.1

Release date: 30 May 2023

Improvements

Introduced enhancements to offer a more powerful user experience.

v22.10.4

Release date: 30 May 2023

New features

Traditional Chinese support

The Mobile Automation interface is now available in Traditional Chinese.

Improvements

Introduced enhancements to offer a more powerful user experience.

Bug fixes

Due to an issue with the machine pipes, the Mobile Device Manager couldn't connect to Studio inside a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environment.

v23.4.0

Release date: 7 April 2023

What's New

  • Oftentimes proxies interfere with the applications you’re trying to automate mobile testing for. That’s why we made it possible for you to add custom HTTP headers into your testing projects, to ease your mobile automation experience. Custom HTTP headers allow you to work with proxies that accept only certain headers, by specifically adding them. Learn how to work with HTTP headers in our documentation.
  • The Mobile Automation activity package has been divided into two separate activity packages:

    • UiPath.Mobile.Automation.Activities - This package is used for designing and customizing workflows.

    • UiPath.Mobile.Automation.Activities.Runtime - This package is used for running workflows.

    The purpose of this change is to make mobile automations run faster. If you want to both design and run your mobile automation workflows, make sure to download both packages.

  • Add whatever text you want inside an active UI element, using the new Type Text activity! This activity takes the content that you type through the keyboard and pastes it into the currently active UI element. The Type Text activity is designed to allow users to input text into UI elements that are otherwise inaccessible via selectors. Learn more about the activity properties and how to use it in our documentation.
  • The interaction between users and mobile devices is complex, sometimes requiring them to draw paths on the device screen. Now you can accomplish that by using the new Draw Pattern activity! For example, now you can automate unlocking a mobile device pattern, that requires drawing a path on the screen. Learn more about the activity properties and how to use it in our documentation.

Improvements

We have updated the UX for the Swipe and Draw pattern actions in the Mobile Device Manager, providing an improved visual design. When swiping to a predefined location, you can now view the positional swipe on the Mobile Device Manager screen as a line. Additionally, swipe operations performed with Selection by absolute position enabled are imported as a Positional Swipe activity.

Bug fixes

  • For devices using iOS version 15.4, adding any desired capabilities caused the connection to fail when opening the Start page.
  • Even if you input a mobile device connection in the Input Connection property field, you were still required to input an Appium Url.

v21.10.6

Release date: 7 December 2022

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v22.10.2

Release date: 5 December 2022

New features

The Mobile Automation user interface is now available in Traditional Chinese.

Improvements

  • To provide compatibility with Appium 2.0, all known capabilities that are forced inside the AppiumSessionFactory now have an appium: prefix, similarly to the one for Appium 1.0.
  • Enhanced the accessibility for the Mobile Device Manager.

v22.10.1

Release date: 24 October 2022

Target coordinates

  • The activities that contain a Target selector now support expressions for offsetting a target. You can define these input arguments using Tap Offset.
  • All positional activities include a Target selector to specify the element position, including a fuzzy selector and a coordinate system.
  • As part of the new coordinate system, you can now use Device Independent Pixel to indicate targets based on the pixel density of the area. You can use this parameter in the Take Screenshot Part and Positional Swipe activities to run workflows on devices with similar density screens.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue occurring during live mobile executions in Mobile Device Manager caused the mobile connection to be unresponsive.
  • An error occurred if the Robot executed a test as an Administrator while Studio and Mobile Device Manager, respectively, were opened without elevated privileges.

v22.8.0

Release date: 26 August 2022

Improvements

Automation for React Native Apps

Unable to identify the right elements for your tests? Now you can use the React Native Demo App for iOS to learn how to make specific components automatable.

Activities

  • Added two activities to help you make calls to specific API endpoints and execute native mobile commands:

    Get Session Identifier: Retrieve the current session identifier to call Appium endpoints through HTTP requests.

    Execute Command: Execute native mobile commands such as reading the battery info or dismissing alerts.

  • You can now take capture rectangle-shaped screenshots on your mobile device screen using Take Screenshot Part.
  • Added the ability to swipe to a specific location on the screen, with starting and ending points. The Positional Swipe activity is useful for objects that may not be easily automated using the standard Swipe actvitiy due to unconventiona; custom control implementation or an inaccessible web view.
  • When you configure a device, the Appium Url field now provides an inline error message stating that HTTPS is not supported.

v22.4.5

Release date: 3 August 2022

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v20.10.10

Release date: 3 August 2022

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v21.10.5

Release date: 3 August 2022

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v21.10.4

Release date: 31 May 2022

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v22.4.4

Release date: 9 May 2022

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v21.10.3

Release date: 2 February 2022

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v21.10.2

Release date: 7 December 2021

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v20.10.9

Release date: 7 December 2021

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v21.10.1

Release date: 27 October 2021

Improvements

The requests timeline in Mobile Device Management now highlights any request that contains errors. This change helps you identify which requests need further debugging.

v21.4.4

Release date: 28 June 2021

Improvements

.NET 5 support is now enabled for this activity package as part of our overall upgrade to this framework.

v21.4.3

Release date: 2 June 2021

Improvements

This release provides an update to internal dependencies.

v20.10.8

Release date: 2 June 2021

Improvements

This release provides an update to internal dependencies.

v21.4.2

Release date: 26 April 2021

Improvements

  • Now you can configure the selectors in the Offline Edit mode.
  • The recorded actions have been repositioned and resized to improve the UX.
  • The action bar went through UI changes to achieve a more modern look.
  • The visual graphics for swiping when recording actions has been removed.

Limitations

  • Mobile Device Manager provides support for native tablet applications however if the application has been initially developed for mobile, the support for the tablet versions is limited.

Bug Fixes

  • Editing an object repository descriptor resulted in an internal project error, terminating the Studio instance.
  • New log entry added, tracking when the logging is disabled while video recording is enabled.

v20.10.7

Release date: 7 February 2021

Bug Fixes

  • Mobile Device Manager ignored local machine, or Studio and Robot proxy settings.
  • URLs logged through various set text commands did not include the element ID.

v20.10.6

Release date: 15 December 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Under specific circumstances, the Get Page Source activity returned a broken link.
  • Targeting elements was not performed correctly in some cases, in the context of running two similar Android devices in Mobile Device Manager.
  • In some cases, both native and web selectors were injected with an incorrect tag element.
  • Changing the Studio language would scramble the location coordinates for Set Device Geolocation activities, due to the delimiter symbols being different for distinct languages, consequently, meddling with the location algorithm. This issue has now been addressed.
  • Selector variables included in a While activity were available only once, during the first instance, making them unavailable for reuse.

v20.4.4

Release date: 22 October 2020

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UIAutomation.

v20.10.5

Release date: 13 October 2020

New Features and Improvements

Advanced debugging, including a timeline for executions and Appium calls, so you can have more control over your testing efforts.

Record on-screen interactions and import them directly in Studio to create mobile automation workflows.

You can now define variables to build dynamic values when you add devices and applications to Mobile Device Manager.

Switch between projects freely by importing or exporting your project, device, and application configurations.

Filtering is now available for your devices and applications.

A large pile of bugs has been swept under a big fix rug.

v20.4.3

Release date: 26 June 2020

Improvements

Updated internal dependencies to match the newest version of UiPath Studio.

v20.4.2

Release date: 2 June 2020

Improvements

Localization has been fixed and is now available for this activity pack in all languages supported by the UiPath Platform.

v20.4.1

Release date: 6 May 2020

New Features and Improvements

The new Mobile Automation activities pack offers you a suite of actions that make mobile testing very accessible. You can connect to either a local device or an Appium server, simulate all user interactions with a mobile device, as well as send and retrieve logs and information to and from the connected device.

Known Issues

  • Localization is not available for this release.

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