Awesome, you want to learn UiPath! The good news is there is no magic and it’s so easy, that you can build your own robots within 10 minutes.

What you will learn:

  • Primarily:
    • Create a UiPath Robot
    • Overview of the UiPath Application
  • Secondarily:
    • Open an Application
    • Type and Click in the Application
    • Use a Delay
    • Run and save a robot
    • The output console

Client name:

Process Name:
Your First Robot

Congratulations on your first day as UiPath RPA Developer:

  • Open a new project
  • Create a robot, that:
    • Opens Notepad
    • Type: “This is our very first robot” and click Enter
    • Type: “This is still our first robot”
    • Have a delay of 5 seconds (00:00:05)
    • Click File
    • Click New Window
    • Display a Message Box: “Our first robot is completed”

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Francis

    I loved this exercise! For some reason I couldn’t get the new window open and when I did the robot was typing in the wrong notepad screen. I used the hot key to set up a new window, added a delay, and then added the attach window to make sure the robot typed where it should.

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Francis. You’re well past this Beginners Course then Thanks for the feedback. When making a course like this, it’s always a tradeoff between simplicity and going into details (covering every edge case). If I ever (sorry WHEN I) make a 10-hour course, I should definitely talk about making the solutions more robust like the one you state above. Have a great day. Kind regards, Anders

  2. Than H

    thank you so much. It is very easy to learn from you than Uipath official tutorial.

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Than. Thanks a lot, that’s very kind of you Feel free to join my Discord, where we solve UiPath problems and chat around it: Have a great day. Kind regards, Anders

  3. JD

    Thank you for making this easy.

    1. Anders Jensen

      You’re very welcome, JD

  4. Alofun Tosin

    Great, cool stuff. Even as a new beginner, its more than enough material.I
    The version i downloaded is actually newer than what you used in the video with new and changed features.
    Thanks, you are highly valued!

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Alofun. Thanks a lot 🙂 Yeah, they change versions quickly. Let me know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Anders

    2. Tom Jerosch

      Hi Anders, I am also struggling with a different version which prevents we from following along in my version of UIPath studio. I can’t find some very basic things like the “sequence” activity. Do you have any suggestions what I can do?

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  6. Mark

    I cant select the menu bar of the notepad in the “click” part it is always selecting either the text part or the whole box of notepad it cant hover to the menu bar where file is located

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey Mark. Great question. It’s not an exception, I’ve seen, but these things occur for us. We just do workarounds. Here you can use a “Click Image” instead, where you select the image you want to click (make a selection around File), or you can use Click Text, where you choose the Notepad and search for “File”. I hope this helps. Else please join one (or more) of my groups, and we solve it here: Kind regards, Anders

  7. Tony D'Souza

    Hey, i love the way you explain and followed every thing possible but unfortunately my version of UiPath has activity “Use Application/Browser” rather than “Open Application” and because of that or something else my notepad asking a manual ‘Save/Don’t Save/ Close’ option which is not as planned.

    1. Darshan Chaure

      Hello Tony,

      Go to your Project Tab > then go to Project Settings > and then unselect the last option “Modern Design Experience” and keep it to “NO”. Once this is done, you will be able to use the activities such as “Open application / Open Browser”. I hope this helps 🙂

      1. Anders Jensen

        Thank you, Darshan

      2. Victor

        Thank you, Darshan! This fixed a problem for me too with the “Save/Don’t Save/Cancel” option! Cheers!

  8. Jhon

    hi sr. my “f2” It did not work as in your example, in my case what it does is change the volume, it does not let me pause the selection.

    1. Sayak

      Hold the Fn key down on your keyboard and then press F2 and it should work

  9. Kitty

    Hello Anders,
    thanks for your lessons. It’s my first robot and I have zero knowledge about programming.
    Now I have a problem and I really don’t know what to do…

    Lesson 2: I’ve made the sequence, put in the messagebox with text, above that I’ve put in the notepad link and type the text. So for so good, I’ve got the same as you have. But if I run the robot….: it opens the notepad, puts in the text and then Notepad shows the message that he wants to save the message…. (or cancel). After a while the messagebox shows and the robot has finished.

    You do not have this message…… why not? What’s wrong with my robot?

    Hope to hear from you Anders, I really want to learn more about RPA :-).
    Kind regards Kitty

  10. Swapnil

    Open Application not showing in menu.

  11. memeplex

    Anders Jensen, thanks for Christian Andersen!!
    Your thousand thoughts are precise therefore precious.
    Greetings from Putin’s citizen ))

    1. Anders Jensen

      Thanks a lot, memeplex I’m soon ready with part 2.

  12. Harsh

    Hi. I find that my notepad keeps closing after executing the tasks. Why is this?

    1. Harsh

      Also im unable to select new window after clicking on file on notepad.

      1. Anders Jensen

        Thanks for writing I’m getting more than 50 messages daily. While I read
        all of them, I can’t reply to everyone But I’ve created an RPA/Automation community, where we’re 3,300+ RPA Developers helping each other with solutions and our careers. You’re very welcome: Kind regards, Anders

    2. Anders Jensen

      Please go to properties, under Close click Never

  13. Vidhya

    Just started learning UIPath. I selected the “NEW WINDOW”, but while running the file it shows me an error

    Source: Click ‘popup menu’

    Message: Cannot get the screen rectangle of this UI node. A possible reason might be that the element is not visible.

    Exception Type: UiPath.Core.ElementOperationException
    Can you please help?

    1. Name

      I have the same problem 🙁 HELP

    2. Anders Jensen

      Hey Vidhya and Name, can you please post it on the Discord (in the #uipath-help) with a screenshot – then we’ll fix it

      Discord link:

  14. Shiva

    This was very insightful and simple, Thank you Jensen.

    1. Anders Jensen

      Thanks a ton, Shiva

  15. James

    But the notepad application closes instantly. What is the error?

    1. Anders Jensen

      Hey James.

      Click the activity and go over to the right in Properties. Find the ‘Close’ and choose never. That works 🙂

      And thanks for taking the course. Kind regards, Anders

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