To enable image and text-based process automation, UiPath Studio features activities that simulate keyboard and mouse input, such as clicking, hovering or typing, text recognition and OCR activities that use screen scraping to identify UI elements, and image recognition activities that work directly with images to identify UI elements. Specialized recording wizards for Screen Scraping and Citrix recording can also automatically generate the activities required for each process, as explained here.
Image and Text automation is useful in situations when UI automation does not work, such as in virtual machine environments, where selectors cannot be found by using normal methods.
This chapter goes through the most important activities in each type of automation, explaining their behaviour and use cases, and then exemplifying three kinds of image and text-based process automation, using the activities described earlier.
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