Swiping vertically and horizontally in Andrid emulator using Appium

Some important points

  1. TouchAction and MultiTouchAction class can be used to do swipe operation
  2. press, waitAction and moveTo methods should be called in sequence to perform swipe
  3. We can find the Point of Source and Destination points by calculating screen size
  4. Finally perform method of MultiTouchAction class can be used to perform swipe
  5. In same way, we can do this action in iOS as well

Below hypothetical code demonstrates how you can swipe vertically and horizontally in appium.
package org.softpost.android.simulator;

import io.appium.java_client.MultiTouchAction;
import io.appium.java_client.TouchAction;
import io.appium.java_client.android.AndroidDriver;
import io.appium.java_client.android.AndroidElement;
import io.appium.java_client.touch.WaitOptions;
import io.appium.java_client.touch.offset.PointOption;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;
import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.ExpectedConditions;
import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.WebDriverWait;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.URL;
import java.time.Duration;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

/**
 * Created by Sagar on 10-07-2016.
 */
public class SwipingTest {
    WebDriver driver;
    private  String securityText = "//android.widget.TextView[@text='Security']";
    private  String touchSensorText = "//android.widget.TextView[@text='Touch the sensor']";
    private  String doneText = "//android.widget.Button[@text='DONE']";

    @Test
    public void test1() throws Exception{
        DesiredCapabilities caps = new DesiredCapabilities();
        caps.setCapability("platformName", "android");

        caps.setCapability("deviceName", "Pixel 9");
        caps.setCapability("appPackage", "com.android.settings");
        caps.setCapability("appActivity","com.android.settings.Settings");
        caps.setCapability("automationName","uiautomator2");

try {
    driver = new AndroidDriver(new URL("http://0.0.0.0:4723/wd/hub"), caps);
    driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(20, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

    //swiping from bottom to top...to reverse swipe, just swap the press and moveTo action points
    //Note that X point is fixed when swiping vertically
    //In below example, we are swiping from (94,height-100) bottom point to (94,400) top point
    Thread.sleep(5000);
    TouchAction action = new TouchAction(((AndroidDriver)driver));
    int height = driver.manage().window().getSize().height;
    int width = driver.manage().window().getSize().width;
    System.out.println("Dimensions of screen ->  " + width + " x " + height);
    action.press(new PointOption().point(94, height - 1000))
            .waitAction(new WaitOptions().withDuration(Duration.ofSeconds(1)))
            .moveTo(new PointOption().point(94, 400)).release();
    MultiTouchAction multiAction = new MultiTouchAction(((AndroidDriver)driver));
    multiAction.add(action).perform();
    Thread.sleep(5000);


    //swiping from left  to right...to reverse swipe, just swap the press and moveTo action points
    //Note that Y point is fixed at 100 when swiping horizontally
    //In below example, we are swiping from (10,100) left point to (width-100,100) right point

    Thread.sleep(5000);
    action = new TouchAction(((AndroidDriver)driver));
    action.press(new PointOption().point(10, 100))
            .waitAction(new WaitOptions().withDuration(Duration.ofSeconds(1)))
            .moveTo(new PointOption().point(width-100, 100)).release();
    multiAction = new MultiTouchAction(((AndroidDriver)driver));
    multiAction.add(action).perform();
    Thread.sleep(5000);

}catch (Exception ex) {
    ex.printStackTrace();
    System.out.println(driver.getPageSource());

}finally {

    driver.quit();
}
    }


}

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