An Element represents any user-interface component such as a window, button, or dialog. Each Element type has properties and interaction models that are unique to that type.
The following Element Types are available:
|Web Control||Any item presented within a web page; this is the most common Element Type|
|Web Window||A stand-alone browser window or a tab in a multi-page window|
|Web Alert||A popup message displayed by the browser|
|Image Element||A virtual element identified using image-based matching techniques|
Being able to successfully identify Elements is key to a successful automation effort. Refer to the Element Identification topic for details about the techniques available for identifying different elements.
The same element must often be referenced multiple times when automating a process. Avoid duplication and reduce maintenance by using a shared UI Repository. This will allow you to define elements once and use them everywhere.