pradeep_tester pradeep_tester - 22 days ago 10
Java Question

How to perform mouseover function in Selenium WebDriver using Java?

I want to do mouseover function over a drop down menu. When we hover over the menu, it will show the new options.
I tried to click the new options using the xpath. But cannot click the menus directly.
So, as the manual way i am trying to hover over the drop down menu and then will click the new options.

Actions action = new Actions(webdriver);
WebElement we = webdriver.findElement(By.xpath("//html/body/div[13]/ul/li[4]/a"));
action.moveToElement(we).build().perform();

Answer

Its not really possible to perform a 'mouse hover' action, instead you need to chain all of the actions that you want to achieve in one go. So move to the element that reveals the others, then during the same chain, move to the now revealed element and click on it.

When using Action Chains you have to remember to 'do it like a user would'.

Actions action = new Actions(webdriver);
WebElement we = webdriver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[13]/ul/li[4]/a"));
action.moveToElement(we).moveToElement(webdriver.findElement(By.xpath("/expression-here"))).click().build().perform();
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