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How to Right-click


Sometimes you'll run into an app that has functionality hidden behind a right-click menu (a.k.a. a context menu). These menus tend to be system level menus that are untouchable by Selenium. So how do you test this functionality?

A Solution

By leveraging Selenium's Action Builder we can issue a right-click command (a.k.a. a ContextClick).

We can then select an option from the menu by traversing it with keyboard arrow keys (which we can issue with the Action Builder's SendKeys command).

Let's continue with an example.

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Dave Haeffner is the original writer of Elemental Selenium -- a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that's read by thousands of testing professionals. He also created and maintains the-internet (an open-source web app that's perfect for writing automated tests against).

Dave has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto. He is also an active member of the Selenium project and has spoken at numerous conferences and meetups around the world about automated acceptance testing.

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