Java Locators

This article focuses on the intricacies of Java Locators.

We are consolidating the detailed documentation here, but in the meantime, the links to existing documentation are available here.

The term Java Locators for our tooling means locators that target the values in the application UI structure. So in cases where the application exposes its UI structure, we can create much more robust and reliable UI automation in place of image recognition or "click x,y" type automation.

Creation of Java application locators is supported in Robocorp tooling via the Assistant for Java. Developer tooling support is planned in the future roadmap.

We are developing our Assistant, so if it does not yet find the locator you are looking for, you can use also use Access Bridge Explorer from Google.

On the robot level, the library for Java automation is RPA.JavaAccessBridge.

Last edit: July 6, 2023