Right Click in Selenium

Right Click in Selenium WebDriver

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Hello friends, quite often during automation we need to right-click or context-click an element. Usually, this action is followed up by pressing the UP/DOWN arrow keys and ENTER key to select the desired context menu element.

Check our tutorial on pressing the non-text keys in Selenium – Pressing ARROW KEYS, FUNCTION KEYS and other non-text keys in Selenium.

To right click in Selenium, we make use of the Actions class. The Actions class provided by Selenium Webdriver is used to generate complex user gestures including right click, double click, drag and drop, etc.

Code Snippet to Right click in Selenium

Actions action = new Actions(driver);
WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.id("elementId"));

Here, we are instantiating an object of the Actions class. After that, we pass the WebElement to be right-clicked as a parameter to the contestClick() method present in the Actions class. Then, we call the perform() method to perform the generated action.

Sample Code to right-click an Element

For the demonstration of the right-click action, we will be launching Sample Site for Selenium Learning. Then we will right-click a textbox after which its context menu will get displayed, asserting that right click action is successfully performed.

package seleniumTutorials;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions;
public class RightClick {
	public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException{
		WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
		//Launching Sample site
		//Right click in the TextBox
		Actions action = new Actions(driver);
		WebElement searchBox = driver.findElement(By.id("fname"));
		//Thread.sleep just for user to notice the event
		//Closing the driver instance

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  1. Hi Kuldeep Rana nice tutorial, I seen small spelling mistake of contestClick() method after the code snippet of Right click.


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