WebDriver commands

The WebDriver API is a platform and language-neutral interface and wire protocol allowing programs or scripts to control the behavior of a web browser. The Microsoft Edge implementation of WebDriver supports commands from both the W3C WebDriver Specification and the JSON Wire Protocol. Here's how to get started with WebDriver for Microsoft Edge.

WebDriver server command line flags

List of command line flags for the WebDriver server.

Name Description Available Release
host Host IP to use for the WebDriver server (default: localhost) 14393
port Port to use for the WebDriver server (default: 17556) 14393
package ApplicationUserModelId (AUMID) for the application to be launched by the WebDriver server 14393
verbose Outputs requests received and responses sent by the WebDriver server 14393
silent Outputs nothing Insiders

W3C WebDriver specification support

The support on a per command basis for the W3C WebDriver Specification.

Locator Strategies Status Available Release
CSS selector Supported 10240
Link text selector Supported 10240
Partial link text selector Supported 10240
XPath selector Supported 10586
Method URI Template Command Status Available Release/Priority
POST /session New Session Supported 10240
DELETE /session/{session id} Delete Session Supported 10240
GET /status Status Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/timeouts Get Timeouts Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/timeouts Set Timeouts Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/url Go Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/url Get Current URL Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/back Back Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/forward Forward Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/refresh Refresh Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/title Get Title Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/window Get Window Handle Supported Insiders
DELETE /session/{session id}/window Close Window Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/window Switch to Window Supported 10586
GET /session/{session id}/window/handles Get Window Handles Supported Insiders
POST /session/{session id}/frame Switch To Frame Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/frame/parent Switch to Parent Frame Supported 10586
GET /session/{session id}/window/rect Get Window Rect Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/window/rect Set Window Rect Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/window/maximize Maximize Window Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/window/minimize Minimize Window Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/window/fullscreen Fullscreen Window Not Supported Priority 4
GET /session/{session id}/element/active Get Active Element Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/element Find Element Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/elements Find Elements Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/element Find Element From Element Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/elements Find Elements From Element Supported 10586
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/selected Is Element Selected Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/attribute/{name} Get Element Attribute Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/property/{name} Get Element Property Not Supported Priority 2
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/css/{property name} Get Element CSS Value Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/text Get Element Text Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/name Get Element Tag Name Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/rect Get Element Rect Supported 10586
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/enabled Is Element Enabled Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/click Element Click Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/clear Element Clear Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/sendKeys Element Send Keys Not Supported Priority 2
GET /session/{session id}/source Get Page Source Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/execute/sync Execute Script Supported Insiders
POST /session/{session id}/execute/async Execute Async Script Supported Insiders
GET /session/{session id}/cookie Get All Cookies Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/cookie/{name} Get Named Cookie Supported 10240
POST /session/{session id}/cookie Add Cookie Supported 10240
DELETE /session/{session id}/cookie/{name} Delete Cookie Supported 10240
DELETE /session/{session id}/cookie Delete All Cookies Supported 10586
POST /session/{session id}/actions Perform Actions Not Supported Priority 3
DELETE /session/{session id}/actions Release Actions Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/{session id}/alert/dismiss Dismiss Alert Supported Insiders
POST /session/{session id}/alert/accept Accept Alert Supported Insiders
GET /session/{session id}/alert/text Get Alert Text Supported Insiders
POST /session/{session id}/alert/text Send Alert Text Supported Insiders
GET /session/{session id}/screenshot Take Screenshot Supported 10240
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/screenshot Take Element Screenshot Supported 10240

JSON wire protocol support

The support on a per command basis for the JSON Wire Protocol.

HTTP Method Path Status Available Release/Priority
GET /status Supported 10240
POST /session Supported 10240
GET /sessions Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId Supported 10240
DELETE /session/:sessionId Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/timeouts Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/timeouts/async_script Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/timeouts/implicit_wait Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/window_handle Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/window_handles Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/url Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/url Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/forward Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/back Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/refresh Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/execute Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/execute_async Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/screenshot Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/ime/available_engines Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/ime/active_engine Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/ime/activated Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/ime/deactivate Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/ime/activate Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/frame Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/frame/parent Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/window Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/window Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/window/:windowHandle/size Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/window/:windowHandle/size Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/window/:windowHandle/position Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/window/:windowHandle/position Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/window/:windowHandle/maximize Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/cookie Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/cookie Supported 10240
DELETE /session/:sessionId/cookie Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/cookie/:name Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/source Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId}/title Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/element Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/elements Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/element/active Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/element Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/elements Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/click Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/submit Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/text Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/value Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/keys Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/name Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/element/:id/clear Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/selected Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/enabled Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/attribute/:name Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/equals/:other Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/displayed Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/location Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/location_in_view Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/size Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/element/:id/css/:propertyName Supported 10240
GET /session/:sessionId/orientation Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/orientation Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/alert_text Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/alert_text Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/accept_alert Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/dismiss_alert Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/moveto Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/click Supported 10240
POST /session/:sessionId/buttondown Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/buttonup Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/doubleclick Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/click Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/down Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/up Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/move Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/scroll Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/scroll Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/doubleclick Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/longclick Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/flick Not Supported Priority 3
POST /session/:sessionId/touch/flick Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/location Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/location Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/local_storage Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/local_storage Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/local_storage Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/local_storage/key/:key Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/local_storage/key/:key Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/local_storage/size Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/session_storage Supported 10586
POST /session/:sessionId/session_storage Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/session_storage Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/session_storage/key/:key Supported 10586
DELETE /session/:sessionId/session_storage/key/:key Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/session_storage/size Supported 10586
GET /session/:sessionId/log Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/log/types Not Supported Priority 3
GET /session/:sessionId/application_cache/status Supported 10586