How to do scroll action till the particular element is present in appium

How to do scroll action till the particular element is present in appium ?

How to do scroll action till the particular element is present or not
I am currently working on appium for automating WhatsApp mobile application. I needed one method which would perform the ‘scroll’ action to a particular name or number and choose to click on a particular name or number. So I googled for that method and I found out that there are two methods, scrollTo(), scrollToExact(), which was supposed to solve my problem. But when  I started writing the code and again I faced another problem.  I am using appium java client 5.0.0-BETA9 (updated version )and on this version, there are no such methods like scrollTo() or scrollToExact().  Previously I had worked on the seetest tool and it is a mobile automation tool, there was a method called ‘swipewhileNotFound’ which would scroll the app view until the desired object was visible.  SeeTest is a licensed tool. Hence there are several readymade methods available for automating mobile application.  So I started writing this method for appium because I needed this method for appium to work.

I have used TestNG to write the test, but you can use any testing framework or simple Java class with the method mentioned above. I have posted my code here so that you can have a look at it. Also, you can download the complete java file from the below link

How to do scroll action till the particular element is present or not

 package appium;  
 import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;  
 import org.openqa.selenium.By;  
 import org.openqa.selenium.Dimension;  
 import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;  
 import org.openqa.selenium.remote.DesiredCapabilities;  
 import org.testng.annotations.*;  
 public class WhatsAppAutomate {  
 // WebDriver driver;  
 protected AndroidDriver driver;  
  public void setUp() throws MalformedURLException {  
  DesiredCapabilities capabilities = new DesiredCapabilities();  
  capabilities.setCapability("deviceName", "8fe5de4a");  
  capabilities.setCapability("platformName", "Android");  
  capabilities.setCapability("appPackage", "com.whatsapp");  
  // This package name of your app (you can get it from apk info app)  
  capabilities.setCapability("appActivity", "com.whatsapp.Main");   
  driver = new AndroidDriver(new URL(""), capabilities);  
  public void testCal() throws Exception {  
  swipeWhileNotFound("down","//*[@text='Anjan Mondal']",1000,3000,3000,17,true);  
  public void swipeWhileNotFound(String direction, String xpath,int offset,int waitTime,int duration,int round, boolean click) throws InterruptedException {  
   Dimension size = driver.manage().window().getSize();  
  int startx = size.width/2;  
  int starty=0;  
  int endy=0;  
  try {  
  driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(1, TimeUnit.SECONDS);  
  boolean loop = true;  
  int count = 0;  
  while (loop) {  
  if (count == round) {  
  System.out.println("round over");  
  if (driver.findElements(By.xpath(xpath)).size() > 0) {  
  loop = false;  
  System.out.println("element found");  
  WebElement elm = driver.findElement(By.xpath(xpath));  
  if (click);  
  } else {  
  endy = (int) (size.height * 0.60);  
  driver.swipe(startx, starty, startx, endy, duration);  
  }else if(direction.toUpperCase().equals("DOWN")){  
  starty = (int) (size.height * 0.80);   
  endy= offset;  
  driver.swipe(startx, endy, startx, starty, duration);  
  } catch (Exception e) {  
  } finally {  
  driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(15, TimeUnit.SECONDS);  
  public void teardown() {  
  // close the app  

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