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getText method

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Gets the text in the modal prompt of the window.alert(), window.confirm(), or window.prompt() type.

  "name": "getText",
  "parameters": {},
  "sessionId": "[sessionId]"




This is the command you're passing in. In this case, get.


This is a wrapper object in which you'll embed other objects to be passed to WebDriver as parameters for the command.


The elementId as provided by the findElement or findElements commands.


The sessionId value of the session you are targeting.

Return value

A JSON response object containing:

  • sessionId
  • status
  • value - a string containing the modal window text


Minimum supported client

Windows 10

Minimum supported server

Windows Server Technical Preview

See also

WebDriver for Microsoft Edge



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