I cannot access elements inside of an iframe, I have tried the call:

IWebElement iframeSwitch = driver.FindElement(By.XPath("//iframe[contains(@id, 'contentIFrame1')and contains (@title, 'Content Area')]"));

This is a sample of the HTML for the Table

<table id="hlx_markertemplateid_lookupTable" class="ms-crm-Lookup" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" lookupid="hlx_markertemplateid" style="width: 100%; table-layout: fixed;" aria-labelledby="hlx_markertemplateid_c hlx_markertemplateid_w" controlmode="normal">

This is a sample of the td

<td valign="top">
 <div id="hlx_markertemplateid_lookupDiv" class="ms-crm-Lookup ms-crm-InlineLookupEdit ms-crm-Hidden-NoBehavior" role="list" ime-mode="auto" tabindex="0" style="width: 0px;">
  <ul class="ms-crm-InlineLookupEdit"></ul>
 <label class="ms-crm-Hidden-NoBehavior" for="hlx_markertemplateid_ledit">Marker Template Required</label>
 <input id="hlx_markertemplateid_ledit" class="ms-crm-InlineInput ms-crm-InlineLookupEdit" type="text" ime-mode="auto" maxlength="1000" style="ime-mode: auto;">

It seems like the iframe switch is successful(because there are no errors for that call) but I cannot access any of the content on the iframe. Thanks for your suggestions ahead of time.

  • You get the standard element not found for id hlx_markertemplateid_ledit?
    – EGHM
    Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 2:00
  • 1
    are you getting any exception? Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 5:47
  • Element not found
    – DEnumber50
    Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 18:41

2 Answers 2


I could send the text "Test" to the input text box inside iFrame. I used findById . Code is in Java but you can modify accordingly for C#.

WebElement iframeSwitch = driver.findElement(By.id("contentIFrame1"));

I faced the similar issue, so used the following approach:

actionObject = new Actions(firefoxDrvrInstance); 
actionObject.MoveToElement(find element here).Perform(); 
firefoxDrvrInstance.FindElement(blah blah).Click(); 
firefoxDrvrInstance.SwitchTo().Frame(firefoxDrvrInstance.FindElement(blah blah));

let me know if anything is not clear here...

This code is in C#.

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