I have a scenario where I need to sign in using Facebook, so when I used UiAutomator viewer to inspect I am not able to find any element.

So how to perform automation in such cases. Facebook pop up


The element you've highlighted in the inspector is a WebView. A developer would have to provide a build of the app with WebView debugging enabled in order to view and interact with the elements inside the WebView using automation.

I haven't enabled it personally, but I've asked developers to do this in the past, and they're generally happy to do it for a debug build.


The full details can be found on this page: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/remote-debugging/webviews


Use the structure. Appium allows you to access the entire spectrum of WebDriver commands (I recommend any test automation engineer to read this https://www.w3.org/TR/webdriver1/ by the way) to do your automation. You can easily define a path through your application using an appropriate xpath. I don't know which app you're trying to automate but if you keep in mind that xpaths allow boolean operations as well as matching to any attribute I'd be surprised if you can't find a more or less solid path to your desired elements.

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