UiPath Studio Guide

Full versus Partial Selectors

Full selectors:

  • Contain all the elements needed to identify a UI element, including the top-level window
  • Generated by the Basic recorder
  • Recommended when switching between multiple windows

Partial selectors:

  • Generated by the Desktop recorder
  • Do not contain information about the top-level window
  • Activities containing partial selectors are enclosed in a container (Attach Browser or Attach Window) that contains a full selector of the top-level window
  • Recommended when performing multiple actions in the same window

Example of a partial selector for the editable panel in Notepad:

Example of a full selector for the editable panel in Notepad:


Full versus Partial Selectors