Click Control

This activity performs a mouse click on a specific control object defined by its identifier, cursor reference position, offsets on X and Y axis, click type(Left, Right, Double), and use of control keys associated with click action.

Click Control can be used only if the robot has direct access to the application’s controls. Otherwise, use Control Point.

Properties

Input

  • Identifier: indicate a new UI element, or select from the already defined list of selectors. TAP into our unique UI Browser).

  • X Offset: integer value for setting an X-axis offset from the control center

  • Y Offset: integer value for setting a Y-axis offset from the control center

  • Click Point: sets cursor reference position to execute the click activity

    • Middle / Top Left / Bottom Right

  • Click Type:

    • Left Click / Double Click / Right Click / Button Down /Button Up

  • Interaction Method:

    • Input_Symulation: Will simulate mouse/keyboard actions for interaction with various controls

    • Low_Level: Will trigger/act on controls using low-level API calls, such as SendMessage API

  • Control Keys - Enable / Disable the use of the below control keys associated with click action:

    • None

    • Control

    • Shift

    • Control + Shift

    • Alt

    • Control + Alt

    • Shift + Alt

    • Control + Shift + Alt

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Click sign-in / log in to access an application/website after input credentials

  • Navigate on a menu by clicking on the wanted option

  • Click save after filling in a form

Examples of Using Click Control

Example

In this example, the robot will perform a few mouse clicks in Wave, free accounting software for SMEs, in order to navigate from the current page to create a new invoice page.

Prerequisites:

Create a free account on Wave.

Once the account is set up, log in Wave.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how Click Control activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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