Posted: 15 Jan 2021 18:26 EST Last activity: 20 Jan 2021 13:28 EST
How to automate mouse hover over on a Windows App menu
I'm automating a Windows App that has a collapsible vertical menu on the left. Manually the menu expands when hovering over one of the vertical options discovering sub options.
My question is how can I replicate this behavior with Pega Robotics? I've been able to identify the panel and I can send click events and right click events. When I do that the menu opens but closes immediately because there's no mouse pointer hovering over it.
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@pittNashIn this case, you might need to use a little C# to position the mouse pointer if that is truly the only way to trigger the control. If there is an alternate way (like a key combination or alternate button to trigger the function), then you would use that. You may also look into creating your own UI Connector to see if the control exposes this functionality so that you can trigger it natively. Here is an article on creating UI Connectors. You will need to understand some C# to write them, but you can use the tools and windows shown to explore and determine if the capability even exists with the control.